Diploma Ceremony for DELF Prim and DELF Junior Recipients at Alliance Française de Pasadena

first_img Under the auspices of the Consulate General of France, The Alliance Française de Pasadena is honoring the DELF Prim and DELF Junior diploma recipients of Lila School (Lycée International de Los Angeles). Alliance Française de Pasadena is the only exam center to administer these tests in Southern California. Twice a year, candidates from California and other states come to the Alliance Française de Pasadena to take these exams.DELF Prim and DELF Junior (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language. DELF prim and junior are diplomas that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and are consistent with theinternational standards for test development. There is also a version of these diplomas for Adults: DELF – DALF Tout Public. French Universities and employers in France require these exams for admission and employment.Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA) was founded in 1978. There are four campuses located in Los Feliz, Tarzana, Santa Ana and Pasadena. They offer triple accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, French Ministry of Education and International Baccalaureate Organization. They provide education from Preschool to High School.The Alliance Française de Pasadena was founded in 1924. Its purpose is to encourage the study of the French language and culture and promote understanding and friendship between the French people and others who share these interests. The Pasadena chapter differs from other language schools by offering a blend of language learning and cultural immersion.For more information, visit afdepasadena.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community Newscenter_img Education Diploma Ceremony for DELF Prim and DELF Junior Recipients at Alliance Française de Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 2:27 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Business News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Brave heroine Caitriona dies during search for missing man

first_imgCaitriona Lucas died during a search for a missing manTHE death of a search and rescue volunteer in Kilkee, Co Clare this Monday has shaken a community and indeed the country as the heroics of Caitriona Lucas and her fellow volunteers members comes to light as her family mourns her loss.A mother of two, Ms Lucas (41) from Ballyvaughan was one of three members onboard a Doolin Coast Guard boat involved in a search for a man missing in the area for a number of days.A tragic reversal of roles unfolded for Caitriona and her co-volunteers Jenny Carway (51) and James Lucey (49) when their Delta RIB flipped over during a search at Kilkee Bay.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The trio were thrown from their boat into the pounding seas before Caitriona lost her life and Jenny and James became the focus of a dramatic rescue bid.Both Jenny and James are now recovering in hospital but efforts to revive Caitriona failed after she was plucked from the sea by rescuers onboard the Shannon based Rescue 115 helicopter.RNLI crews from Ballybunion, Aran and Kilrush were also at the scene as their attention turned to their colleagues in peril.Upwards of 400 people had been involved in an initial shoreline search on Sunday for the missing man before it was stood down due to weather conditions.Volunteers, including the water based search units from the RNLI and the Kilkee and Doolin Coast Guard units returned on Monday to continue their search before tragedy struck for one of their members.As many onlookers, villagers and friends were left shaken by the tragedy, a statement from The Irish Coast Guard read that it extended “sincere condolences to the Lucas family and all the volunteer members of the Doolin and Kilkee units. The Coast Guard also wishes to thank all the other organisations that participated in today’s search.”In many tributes paid to the mother of two whose husband Bernard is also a member of the Doolin volunteer unit, Caitriona was described “as a brave and valiant woman”.Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, together with Limerick Fire and Rescue Service and the many other volunteer search and organisations have changed their online social media pictures to display a Irish Coast Guard logo with a black stripe through it, in memory and honour of Caitriona.Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam uasal. Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Facebook TAGSCaitriona LucasIrish Coast Guardlimerick WhatsApp Linkedin NewsBrave heroine Caitriona dies during search for missing manBy Staff Reporter – September 13, 2016 747 Printcenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleLimerick emergency department facing big demandsNext article110 new jobs for Limerick as Ortec Inc set up EU base Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

The Benefits of Opportunity Zones

first_img California is facing a housing shortage and affordability crisis, but Opportunity Zones may serve to alleviate these concerns. In a post on Forbes, Ridaa Murad, founder of BREAKFORM | RE. and Co-Founder of BEDROCK | Group discusses the pros of investing in any of the 879 federally designated Opportunity Zones (the most in the country).According to a report from ATTOM Data Solutions earlier this year, homes in Opportunity Zones are cheaper than the average home.The report found that roughly 80% of these zones had median home prices in the Q2 2019 that were below the national figure of $266,000, and that half had median prices of less than $150,000.Additionally, compared to the surrounding regions, median Q2 2019 prices in about one in four zones were less than 50% of the typical value in the Metropolitan Statistical Areas where they exist. Within Opportunity Zones, 86% had median Q2 2019 sales prices that were less than the median sales price for the surrounding Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Roughly 26% had median sales prices less than half the figure for the MSA. Only 14% had median sales prices that were equal to or above the median sales price in the MSA.“As investors, we always want to maximize our return, and as humans, we want to do good and make a positive impact in our communities,” Murad said. “Opportunity zones give investors the chance to do well financially while also contributing to the betterment of local communities that desperately need economic improvement.”Murad covered the social impact of opportunity zone investment, including a long-term hold strategy associated with Opportunity Zones, as the investment must be held for a period of 10 years. Additionally, Zones force developers to secure land for communities where there is a demand, and the alternative building processes are cost-friendlier.Another bonus for investors and homebuyers is that the nontaxed exit gains eliminates price-gauging.“When the profit isn’t taxed, it removes the need to squeeze every last penny out of the buyer on the front end,” Murad said. “The opportunity exists to create a business that doesn’t have to price-gauge because back-end profits remain intact.”Find Murad’s complete commentary here. The Benefits of Opportunity Zones Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Benefits of Opportunity Zones About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Analytics Tool Launched by Mortgage Company Next: Freddie Mac Finalizes $369M NPL Sale California Investment Opportunity Zones 2019-11-07 Seth Welborn Share Save Tagged with: California Investment Opportunity Zones The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Related Articles Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily November 7, 2019 955 Views last_img read more

Driver busted with 800 pounds of allegedly stolen lemons

first_imgRiverside Police Department(LOS ANGELES) — A man was arrested in Southern California after police found 800 pounds of freshly-picked, allegedly stolen lemons inside his vehicle.Dionicio Fierros, 69, of Los Angeles, was arrested Friday morning in Thermal, California, after deputies stopped his car as part of an investigation of agricultural thefts in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles. “They located approximately 800 pounds of freshly picked lemons in the vehicle. The lemons had been stolen from a nearby farm,” a police report said. “The lemons were confiscated. The deputies are continuing their investigation into reports of recent agricultural thefts in the area.”Fierros was held on suspicion of theft of agricultural products and was released after posting bail, the report said.A telephone number for Fierros could not be located in public records, and it wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,Riverside Police Department(LOS ANGELES) — A man was arrested in Southern California after police found 800 pounds of freshly-picked, allegedly stolen lemons inside his vehicle.Dionicio Fierros, 69, of Los Angeles, was arrested Friday morning in Thermal, California, after deputies stopped his car as part of an investigation of agricultural thefts in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles. “They located approximately 800 pounds of freshly picked lemons in the vehicle. The lemons had been stolen from a nearby farm,” a police report said. “The lemons were confiscated. The deputies are continuing their investigation into reports of recent agricultural thefts in the area.”Fierros was held on suspicion of theft of agricultural products and was released after posting bail, the report said.A telephone number for Fierros could not be located in public records, and it wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Honduras, Costa Rica Agree on Joint Commission against Drug Trafficking

first_img The presidents of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, and Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, agreed to integrate a joint bilateral commission on October 4 to strengthen cooperation mechanisms in security and tourism, the leaders announced after a meeting in San José. Chinchilla and some of her collaborators welcomed Lobo and a group of ministers from his government at the Foreign Ministry in San José, where the agreement was signed. “We agreed to strengthen the exchange of information to ensure the success of police and legal operations that involve the people of Honduras and Costa Rica, and the commission of crimes in both countries,” Chinchilla told the press. “We also want to incorporate other security elements, preventive measures, such as addiction treatment, community participation in procedures for crime prevention, and a very delicate subject in the whole region: penitentiary systems,” stated the Costa Rican president. Chinchilla insisted that one of the major problems in the region is the “drastic” rise of prison population, fueled by drug trafficking. “We will exchange experiences with Honduras in this field,” declared Chinchilla, whose government has gained financial support from the Inter-American Development Bank to generate changes in its penitentiary system. The presidents also analyzed coordination practices for tourism, with the intention of expanding their offers, especially in the area of rural community tourism. Lobo indicated that the bilateral commission will have its first meeting in the second week of November, even though the host has not yet been defined. By Dialogo October 09, 2012last_img read more

Who is Sheldon Keefe? Toronto Maple Leafs name Mike Babcock’s replacement

first_imgToronto Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan announced the termination of Mike Babcock 23 games into his fifth season.In turn, the organization promoted Sheldon Keefe from the AHL affiliate Toronto Marlies as the 31st head coach of the Maple Leafs. Here’s what you need to know about Toronto’s new coach.Where is Sheldon Keefe from?A Brampton, Ont. native, Keefe played for the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors and the Barrie Colts. With the Colts, he was the OHL’s Rookie of the Year in 1999 and won the Eddie Powers Trophy as the league’s top scorer in 1999-2000.Did Sheldon Keefe play in the NHL?Playing in 125 games over the course of three seasons for the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2000-03, Keefe recorded just 24 points on 12 goals and 12 assists.How long has Sheldon Keefe been coaching?Keefe brings more than 10 years of experience as a head coach onto the Maple Leafs bench. Most recently, he coached the AHL Toronto Marlies, where he was serving in his fifth year before news of his promotion to the NHL.In 319 regular-season games, he compiled a 199-89-22-9 record and led the team to the best regular-season record in the AHL twice. His Marlies won the Calder Cup in 2018, the first-ever in franchise history, and currently sit atop the North Division standings at 10-2-2-1.Prior to the Marlies, during his three years coaching the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, his team won the Hamilton Spectator Trophy in 2014-15 for finishing the regular season with the best record among OHL teams. In 2015 he was named the Ontario Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League’s coach of the year. He also won five consecutive Central Canada Hockey League championships with the Pembroke Lumber Kings. Keefe’s connection to Maple Leafs GM Kyle DubasDubas and Keefe go way back.The Maple Leafs GM hired Keefe as the Greyhounds coach back in 2012 as a mid-season replacement, back when he as running the OHL team. After Dubas was hired as an assistant GM in 2014 with Toronto, he also served as the Marlies GM and hired Keefe to be the AHL team’s bench boss in 2015.Which Maple Leafs players has Sheldon Keefe coached?During his time with the Marlines, Keefe became familiar with a number of current Maple Leafs players, including forwards Frederik Gauthier, Zach Hyman, William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen, Andreas Johnsson, Dmytro Timashov, Trevor Moore, Nic Petan and Pierre Engvall; defensemen Travis Dermott, Justin Holl and Martin Marincin; and goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo.last_img read more