Harvest Festival Brings Community Together for a Great Cause

first_img Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Top of the News More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Mayfield Junior School’s eighth grade class hosted the annual Halloween Harvest Festival on Friday, October 26. The festival brings the entire community together for good food, costume parades, a raffle and many games and booths – all for a great cause. This highly anticipated event was once again a great success thanks to the tireless efforts of dedicated eighth graders.The Harvest Festival is an annual student fundraising event organized and produced entirely by the eighth grade class with all proceeds supporting the school’s Reach Out program. The students solicit donations, book vendors, organize, build and man the booths and market the event to the community. The money raised is traditionally reserved and added to other annual fundraiser proceeds to be given away to charities and organization chosen by the eighth grade class at the end of the school year.For more information, photos and videos from the Harvest Festival, visit www.mayfieldjs.org. 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.center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Make a comment Education Harvest Festival Brings Community Together for a Great Cause Articles and Photos courtesy of Mayfield Junior School Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | 3:39 pm HerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

3 knee surgeries didn’t stop Morgan Alexander from playing lacrosse

first_imgUPDATED: April 15, 2019 at 1:12 p.m.The pain was instant. The swelling followed soon after. Morgan Alexander had planted awkwardly during a 1-on-1 drill and fallen to the turf at Ensley Athletic Center. As she looked down, she noticed her knee cap was perpendicular to its normal placement. Tears flowed down her face.Kathleen Chaney, the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team’s associate athletic trainer, ran to Alexander’s side and threw a raincoat over her leg. With help from a few coaches, she got Alexander onto a cart and on her way to the hospital.“I was just trying to get her to stop being upset,” Chaney said. “The thing with Morgan, she swelled a lot, and she swelled really fast. That for me made it more severe.”Alexander, then a redshirt freshman, dislocated her kneecap and tore her ACL, MCL and lateral meniscus. A month later, she had surgery. A year later, she injured her knee again by re-tearing her meniscus, again at Ensley. That was followed by another surgery and another missed season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the fall of her senior year, she got hurt again. Both her medial and lateral menisci were torn and needed to be surgically repaired, leaving the attacker to make a decision: stop playing lacrosse for good, or try one last time to get back on the field.“It’s weird,” Alexander said, “I don’t really remember my life before all of this.”Now, more than two years since her first injury, Alexander is finally on the field for No. 3 Syracuse (13-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast). She’s played in all but one game, and has scored 17 goals and recorded two assists. Alexander never gave up the hope that she’d one day make it back onto the field, even though she had a few low points.Alexander admits that she never feels the same as she did before her injuries. She knows that she probably never will. Every day before practice she does two hours of treatment followed by one hour afterward. Every time she plays, her knee swells so much that it’s “disgusting.”“If I’m gonna tear something, I’m gonna. That’s the way it is, clearly,” Alexander said. “I’m not gonna sit here and worry about it … Fearless is the No. 1 key term for me as a player. Because that’s the number one thing people ask me is ‘how do you get out there and not be scared?’ And I’m not.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorAlexander dominated high school competition, tallying 274 goals and 81 assists during her career at South Jefferson High School, before redshirting her freshman year at Syracuse.But four days before her sophomore season, she blew out her knee. Alexander had it repaired at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where extra bone fragments were added to her kneecap, which she now calls her “fake kneecap.” Just days after her surgery, Alexander played wall ball, a move that earned her criticism from Chaney and assistant coach Caitlin Defliese.Some days, Alexander’s pain and frustration got the best of her. She was unable to perform routine acts like putting her socks on without the assistance of Morgan Widner, her teammate. Alexander, normally reserved when dealing with her rehab, only cried when she was alone with Widner, Widner said.There were times that Alexander wanted to quit. Alexander’s older sister, Madesyn, adopted Charlotte, a Labrador retriever and she served as a mock-therapy dog while Alexander recovered. Emily Resnick, a redshirt junior midfielder, helped her through the more difficult times. Resnick helped Alexander maintain her focus during times that she wanted to give up and took on a stricter approach with her than Widner.“Her work ethic honestly keeps me going when I’m like ‘Oh my God, I don’t want to do this,’” Resnick said. “Here’s a girl who’s had three knee surgeries, still loves the game just as much.”Alexander was cleared entering the following season and played during Syracuse’s training camp in Florida, but when the Orange returned north, Alexander got hurt again. On Jan. 28, 2018, nearly a year after her first injury, she felt a pop.When an MRI was performed on her knee, all the past damage and repairs caused the reading to be inconclusive. Alexander had torn her meniscus again, but could try to play through it. If she couldn’t, she’d have to get surgery again.“So, I tried to play,” Alexander said. “I couldn’t run. I was like, ‘Well, that makes it easy.’”She had surgery two weeks later and was again out for the season. Her first injury was catastrophic. Her second wasn’t as serious, but it impacted Alexander more. Feeling down, she went home to Adams as often as she could.At least once a week, Alexander said, she called her mom crying. She couldn’t do it anymore. Traveling with the team to road games made it even more difficult because her sense of helplessness was exacerbated.This fall, Alexander suffered another setback. There was no specific moment of injury this time, but her meniscus was injured and so swollen that it prevented her from walking. She tried a cortisone injection, but it failed. Dr. John Cannizzaro, the team’s physician, told her she should stop playing and in late September performed surgery to remove a portion of Alexander’s fat pad and prevent friction on her ACL.“It was basically an ultimatum,” Alexander said. “I was told, if it swells, if it looks bad, you’re done forever. You’re medically disqualified. That’s the bottom line. I remember driving with my dad, like ‘I don’t ever want to stop playing lacrosse, I haven’t gotten a chance.’”By that time, Alexander was used to rehab. Some days when she’d come into the training room, Alexander told Chaney that she already knew what she had to do that day. Each time, Chaney ultimately assured Alexander that, as the certified athletic trainer, she should be the one deciding what to do.Alexander’s final breakthrough came when she was able to do squats and lunges without pain, something she was unable to do following her first two surgeries. At that point, the two knew that Alexander would finally be able to get back onto the field.“Each one of the roadblocks we’ve hit, we’ve had to readjust,” Chaney said. “Some days she was down and didn’t want to do anything, and some days she’d come in and be full-bore and happy … it was harder after each surgery, but she’s a tough cookie, she got back out there and just kept pressing.”Ally Walsh | Staff PhotographerLeading up to Syracuse’s first game of the season against Connecticut, Alexander received dozens of good luck texts. One from former teammate Taylor Gait, who also had several surgeries during her career, told Alexander how proud Gait was of her. Another, from her high school coach, praised her for her perseverance. Both made Alexander cry.Her younger sister Mackenzie was worried that Alexander would drop the first pass she received. But she notched her first assist and then the first goal of her Syracuse career came in the second half, when she split a double team and finished through the goalkeeper’s legs.At one point during the game she looked up at Mike, who gave her a thumbs up — the gesture he used while Alexander was younger to signify she was playing well. Her mom, sitting next to him, was crying.“It felt like high school, because in high school, that’s what I did,” Alexander said. “The first goal was like, ‘Oh, OK, I can do this.’”She finished with three goals, the last of which coming off an assist by Resnick, who called it her favorite moment ever playing lacrosse. Alexander was given player of the game honors by her teammates, who also called for her to give a speech. Her postgame was mostly filled with tears of relief, both by Alexander and her teammates.Eventually, she made a point to head over to Cannizzaro and tell him “I told you so.” Cannizzaro gave her a high five and shook his head.“I don’t know how you do it kid,” he said.In the first game of the 2018 season, Widner tore her ACL. When she was brought to the training room, Alexander went with her. As the ACL test was performed, Alexander already knew the diagnosis.Throughout Widner’s recovery, she faced similar doubts as Alexander had in the early days of her injury. One day, Widner broke down in the training room after a handful of girls on the team tried to cheer her up. “You got this!” they said, but that only caused her to break down. Alexander quickly came to her side. She told the teammates to go away, turned to her fallen teammate and, speaking from experience, told her to “grip the towel and suck it up.”Through her own struggles, Alexander learned dwelling on the past wasn’t worth it. Widner was broken down, and doesn’t know if she could have fared without Alexander’s experienced advice. Alexander didn’t want her teammate to face it alone. In the training room after the injury, Alexander grabbed Widner’s hand and looked her in the eyes.“There are days that you’re just gonna want to quit,” Alexander told Widner. “But I will not let you.”CLARIFICATION: In a previous version of this post, the reason Morgan Alexander was on the sidelines was unclear in a graphic.  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 15, 2019 at 12:15 am Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34last_img read more

Ghana star Atsu out of Porto squad, edges closer to Liverpool switch

first_imgGhana winger Christian Atsu is edging closer to his dream move to Liverpool after the prodigy was left out of Porto’s pre-season tour of Holland, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively report.The decision by the Portuguese giants to leave one of their key players out of their 26-man squad for the tour of Holland indicates that he is unlikely to play for the club next season.This comes after Porto indicated that they are now ready to cash in on Atsu after realizing that the youngster will not relent in his quest to leave the club to England.Porto’s action proves that they are now willing to allow the youngster to leave as he is refusing to sign an extension to his expiring contract with other English clubs like Everton and Tottenham also interested.The Ghana international was sent to train with the youth side of Porto on Monday afternoon as the entire first team squad left the Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport for Amsterdam.Atsu is a top target for Merseyside clubs Everton and Liverpool, but the Portuguese giants were proving difficult negotiators. The Ghana international forward is now inside the final year of his Porto deal and insisted that he wants to leave for England which was rebuffed by Porto thinking that Atsu would relent.But the Ghana international insisted he is happy to play out the final 12 months of his deal with Porto and leave on a free transfer if they do not sell now.Liverpool and Tottenham held tentative talks with Porto over Atsu this summer, with the winger declaring hopes of moving to the Premier League in recent weeks.His reluctance to extend his expiring contract with Porto led to the club’s decision to leave him out of the team’s starting places in the latter part of last season.Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes the 21-year-old Ghanaian would be a perfect addition to his squad as he looks to improve on last season’s seventh place Premier League finish. That led to the belief that Porto would agree on a quick sale and tabled a bid of £3million.last_img read more

Club Football in BiH was brought back to life on this day 21 years ago

first_imgOn this day in 1995, the first round of the first post-war championship of BiH was played.It was the first league made up of clubs from the territory which was under control of the Army of BiH at the end of the war. The league consisted of 16 teams, out of which five of them competed in the Premier League.Sarajevo, Zeljeznicar, Olimpic, Sloboda and Celik are clubs which have stayed as members of the strongest BiH football ranking up to this day.In the First League of FBiH – Velez, Travnik, Rudar Kakanj, Lukavac (today called Radnicki) and Jedinstvo are clubs which are also still competing and were members of the elite.Members of the lower leagues are then First League players: Iskra from Bugojno, Gradina from Srebrenik, Turbina from Jablanica and Rudar from Breza. Today there is no former first league Zenica and Zmaj od Bosne.The first post-war champion was Celik with 68 points, the second was Lukavac with 64 points, the third was Sloboda with 63 points, while Olympic with 20 and Iskra from Bugojno with 19 points dropped out of the league.Top scorer was Amir Osmanovic (Lukavac) with 26 goals scored, the second was Halim Stupac (Jedinstvo) with 19, and the third was Sead Osmic (Lukavac) with 18 goals scored.The first championship from the “A” list was judged, among others, by: Salem Prolic, Dzamal Calija, Sead Kulovic, Zdravko Ivanovic, Osman Bacinovic, Gordan Baltak, Mirsad Ibrisimbegović, Mijo Maricevic, Edhem Skopljak, Marko Mrkic, Davor Mujagic, Izet Cejvanović, Mesud Peljto, Besim Bajrambasic, Smajo Hodzic, Mustafa Tabak, Zijad Alic, and the delegates were: Franjo Bozur, Muhamed Begagic, Bozo Vidovic, Refik Tulumovic, Ismet Dzibric, Adem Jelaskovic, Aleksandar Vidakovic, Idriz Hrustanovic, Ekrem Sehovic, Sejdo Zukanovic.(Source: fokus.ba)last_img read more

COVID-19 Update: PBC: 2,554 Cases; Broward: 4,431; Miami: 10,588

first_imgThe Florida Department of Health says there were 29,648 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Thursday evening.At least 987 Florida residents have died from the virus.Palm Beach County: 2,554 cases-144 deaths-Men: 1,260, Women: 1,237-397 hospitalizationsBroward County: 4,431 cases-157 deaths-Men: 2,214, Women: 2,089-849 hospitalizationsMiami-Dade County: 10,588 cases-270 deaths-Men: 5,402, Women: 5,037-1,183 hospitalizationslast_img

Sourav Ganguly explains the thinking behind four-nation ODI tournament proposal

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/India TVAdvertisement rp2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6vxrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5czz6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3vofWould you ever consider trying this?😱eu4dCan your students do this? 🌚ruRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently proposed the much awaited four-nation One Day International tournament, that will include Team India competing in a super ODI series against England, Australia and one more team that is yet to be decided. While The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia have shown positive reactions to the proporsal, there have been some criticism from others. Now the BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly has made a response.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/India TVSoon after the announcement of the four nation super ODI series, Ganguly said: “It’s a proposal. Let’s see where it goes. The reason behind it is only to have a good, competitive tournament.”“People want to see a high class tournament and we are attempting to do it.” Dada added.Advertisement Previously, the ECB had confirmed that they were in talks with BCCI regarding the tournament.“A four-nation tournament was raised at a meeting with the BCCI in December and we are open to discussions with other ICC members to see if this concept can develop.” an ECB spokesperson had said earlier.Advertisement Kevin Roberts, the CEO of Cricket Australia had also praised Ganguly’s proposal of the super ODI series.“I think it’s an example of the innovative thinking coming out of the BCCI with Sourav Ganguly as president,” Roberts told ESPNcricinfo.However, some reprimanding reactions have been received by the BCCI. Rashid Latif, cricket coach and former Pakistani international believes the idea of a four nation tournament is not a good news.“By playing such a series, these four countries want to isolate the other member nations which is not a good news. But I think this will be a flop idea like the Big Three model, which was introduced few years back” the 51 year old told reporters, reminding the cricketing world about a similar endeavour named the ‘Big Three Model’.Back in 2014, the International Cricket Council endorsed the ‘Big Three Model’. The model proposed to give the major share of ICC’s revenue to India, England, and Australia. However, Latif believes the super ODI series will turn out to be a ‘flop’ similar to this.However, Ganguly has come up with a response to Latif, explaining that the series will be beneficial to the fourth undecided team as well as the previous Big Three members.“There will be a fourth team as well. We have to just fit this tournament in the gap, which is the biggest challenge. The agenda just is a high class tournament with very powerful teams put together.” The 47 year old added.Also read-A Study In Pink: What the Day/Night pink ball test at Eden Gardens means for Test cricket in IndiaBCCI fires back over PCB over ‘security’ jibe: Handle Security In Your Own Country First! Advertisementlast_img read more

Nassau population swells New Constituency proposed

first_img Recommended for you American tourist claims #MeToo after alleged sexual assault in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 10, 2017 – The proposal is for The Bahamas to now have 39 constituencies, no loner 38 and that is partly due to the fact that the population in Nassau has swelled by a huge 6.9% in just five years.Of the 39 seats, Nassau will now have 24, Freeport remains with five and the Family Islands with 10.  The new constituency is called St Barnabas and takes 11 polling stations from surrounding areas including Ft. Charlotte, Centerville and Englerston.  It includes Wulff Road, East Street, Thompson Boulevard, Lightbourne Avenue, Maxwell Avenue and Haven Avenue.The  Revision of Boundaries and Re-Distribution of Seats Order 2017 which was tabled in the House on Thursday, also offers that the constituency we know as Montagu in Nassau should be changed to Freetown.#MagnetiMediaNews Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Sint Maarten to close Kim Sha Marketplace to make way for future construction Related Items:#magnetimedianewslast_img read more

SBI Card launches Simply Click

first_imgOur Correspondent SBI Card, one of India’s leading credit card issuers, announced a strategic partnership with seven of India’s biggest e-commerce players for its newest offering, the Simply Click SBI Card. The collaboration is with the leading players in the e-commerce industry – Amazon India, BookMyShow, Cleartrip, FabFurnish, Food Panda, LensKart and Ola Cabs – all front runners in their respective categories.  Also Read – Punjab & Sind Bank cuts MCLR by up to 20 basis pointsThis latest offering from SBI Card is a tailor made credit card for the generation that is always online, and comes with many features to ensure the best and most productive online shopping experience for the consumers. The Simply Click SBI Card is the country’s 1st ever credit card that focuses on online shopping across diverse categories. “We wanted to launch a card with special benefit meant for online purchases. In this card, whatever the spending be, we will offer a five times more reward than in case of normal cards,” Vijay Jasuja, CEO SBI Card said after the launch of the new product.“And for the seven online partners, spending on those platform will attract ten times more reward. So the consumers will get 15 times more reward (points),” he added.With this new product, SBI Card is poised to leverage the popularity of online shopping and e-commerce in India.last_img read more