Hillsides Receives Record $2 Million Bequest

first_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Hillsides has received a $2 million bequest, the largest in its 101-year-old history. The bequest is from the Pierose estate, and is the result of a planned gift made to Hillsides upon the death of Dorothy Pierose in July, 2013.Pierose was a long-time supporter of Hillsides and former resident of Pasadena, CA. She was married to Perry N. Pierose, M.D., a prominent physician in Los Angeles County who died in 1990. In recent years, she lived in Corona Del Mar, CA.The bequest will be used to fund Hillsides capital campaign, a $12 million project to improve Hillsides aging main campus in Pasadena, CA. The campus houses a residential treatment program for 62 children and a school for children with special needs. The improvements include a new expressive arts center with almost double the art space than now exists and a new music room, a large indoor recreation area and gym, expanded playing fields, a modernized kitchen, and a spacious and welcoming dining commons.One million dollars of the bequest will go directly into the capital campaign and $1 million will be reserved as a pool of matching funds to generate new contributions to the campaign from October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.“This gift comes at an extraordinary time for Hillsides, and we are honored and humbled to be the recipient,” said Hillsides chief executive officer Joseph M. Costa. “With this donation, Hillsides capital campaign cabinet has now raised more than $6 million, and the bequest has the possibility of raising up to $2 million more. This gives our campaign a huge boost and supports Hillsides evolution as the leader for family-centered treatment and education services in Southern California.”Hillsides capital campaign members are co-chairs Deborah L.S. Booth (San Marino) and Donald P. Clark (Pasadena); members Donna B. Ford Esq. (La Canada), Samuel Garrison (Pasadena), Mary Dee Hacker Glendale), Dick Hirrel (San Marino), Kelly M. Johnson (Pasadena), Brent M.Mason (Pasadena), Tina B. Nieves Esq. (Pasadena), Steve Nishibayashi, M.D. (Glendale), Bill Noce (Pasadena), Susan Noce (Pasadena), Karen Tanji (La Canada), Jeffrey C. Welch (Manhattan Beach), and Katherine Newhall Yundt (San Marino).Hillsides began 101 years ago as an orphanage on the site of what is today the Pasadena campus. Since then, Hillsides has grown into a multi-faceted provider of behavioral and educational services serving more than 7,500 individuals throughout Los Angeles County. Hillsides provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.To learn more about contributing to Hillsides capital campaign, please contact Carrie Espinoza at (323) 543-2800, ext. 221 or [email protected] To learn more about the campaign, please visit http://www.hillsides.org/capital-campaign. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. Community News Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Giving Back Hillsides Receives Record $2 Million Bequest From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 20, 2014 | 3:57 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Top of the News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Indonesia records $2.3b trade surplus in February despite coronavirus pandemic

first_img“The significant factor is rising exports to Singapore particularly of precious metals and jewelry,” BPS deputy for statistics distribution and services Yunita Rusanti said during an online press briefing.Read also: Indonesia deploys second stimulus amid market, rupiah routs“Exports to several other countries also surged significantly, such as palm oil exports to Ukraine and jewelry to Switzerland,” she added.Meanwhile, falls in the country’s imports occurred among all types of products, namely consumer goods, raw materials and capital goods, amid a decline in shipments from China following the COVID-19 outbreak. The most affected imported products were machinery and electrical appliances, mechanical appliances and plastic goods, said Yunita.The BPS recorded $1.98 billion imports from China, Indonesia’s largest trading partner, falling 35.27 percent in February compared with the same period last year. Meanwhile, exports to China stood at $1.87 billion, up by 21.49 percent. Such a situation resulted in a trade deficit of $119 million with China, far lower than the $1.53 billion in February last year.On that basis, Indonesia recorded a trade surplus of $1.7 billion during this year’s first two months compared with a deficit of $730 million booked in the same period last year.Economists and businesspeople have raised concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic will hurt domestic industry as the virus outbreak has disrupted economic and business activities in countries around the world, including in economic giants the United States, China, Japan and Germany.Read also: ‘We have many tanks to fill’: Indonesia to make the most out of globally low oil pricesThe government announced on Friday that it was allocating Rp 120 trillion ($8.02 billion) from the state budget to stimulate the economy through tax incentives and subsidies for workers, businesses and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.It also deployed a second stimulus package, worth Rp 22.9 trillion, that includes individual and corporate tax breaks as well as the relaxation of loan-disbursement and restructuring requirements, it also unveiled a non-fiscal stimulus package. The non-fiscal package includes a reduction in the number of prohibited imports, as well as an acceleration in export and import processing and licensing, especially for reputable traders.Indonesia had announced 117 confirmed COVID-19 cases with five fatalities as of Sunday afternoon. Globally, the pneumonia-like illness has infected more than 169,000 people and taken at least 6,500 lives. Indonesia recorded a US$2.34 billion trade surplus in February thanks to higher manufacturing exports despite disrupted trade activities with China as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced on Monday.The country recorded a total of $13.94 billion in exports in February, an 11 percent increase year-on-year (yoy), while total imports fell 5.11 percent yoy to $11.6 billion due to falling imports from China.Indonesia’s manufacturing exports recorded the largest growth, increasing 17.11 percent annually in February to $11.03 billion, while oil and gas exports slumped 26.51 percent to $820 million.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Osaka reverses course, will play WTA semi-final

first_img“As you know, I pulled out of the tournament yesterday in support of racial injustice and continued police violence,” Osaka said in a statement first reported by Britain’s The Guardian and The New York Times.”I was [and am] ready and prepared to concede the match to my opponent.”However, after my announcement and lengthy consultation with the WTA and USTA, I have agreed at their request to play on Friday.”They offered to postpone all matches until Friday and in my mind that brings more attention to the movement.  Topics : “I want to thank the WTA and the tournament for their support.”In her statement on Wednesday, Osaka had said she was not ready to play tennis following the Blake shooting.”Before I am an athlete, I am a black woman. And as a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis,” Osaka said.”I don’t expect anything drastic to happen with me not playing, but if I can get a conversation started in a majority white sport I consider that a step in the right direction.”Her move came after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their NBA playoff game over the shooting, forcing the league to halt Wednesday’s schedule of postseason fixtures.center_img Japan’s Naomi Osaka reversed her decision to withdraw from the WTA Western & Southern Open semi-finals on Thursday, saying she will now play the match that has been rearranged for Friday.The two-time Grand Slam champion said in a statement on Wednesday that she had pulled out of her last-four clash with Belgium’s Elise Mertens in protest at the police shooting of black man Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.However, after WTA and ATP chiefs announced a suspension of play at the tournament following anger over Blake’s shooting, Osaka said she has now changed her mind. last_img read more

Cooney hopes to put end to shooting slump as Syracuse takes on Pittsburgh

first_img Published on February 19, 2015 at 11:51 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Trevor Cooney insists there are no mind games when shots don’t fall.“I’m not saying, ‘If I make the first one, I’m going to shoot an X amount of shots,’” Cooney said. “… I’m not saying, ‘Oh, great, now I’m 1-for-5. If I miss the next one, I’m 1-for-6.’“I mean, you just keep telling yourself to take good ones and if I’m open, I’m going to shoot it.”So he does. But lately, Cooney’s mantra hasn’t yielded results — at least not at an efficient rate. The Syracuse junior has now shot less than 37 percent from the field in each of his last four games, but hopes his luck turns around Saturday when Syracuse (17-9, 8-5 Atlantic Coast) takes on Pittsburgh (17-10, 6-7) at noon in the Carrier Dome.Cooney lumbered through Wednesday night’s game, hitting just 1-of-10 from the field and totaling just three points. The Orange still prevailed over No. 12 Louisville, 69-59, despite what Jim Boeheim called the worst game of Cooney’s career because of how good his looks were.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Maybe he’s got to take tough ones, I don’t know,” Boeheim said. “But he got really good looks tonight. This was the first time this year, that I can remember, where he got a lot of good looks and he just couldn’t get the ball to go in the basket.”Cooney’s turned in a pair of 28-point outings in ACC play, the latest being SU’s loss at North Carolina on Jan. 26, but his drop-off from 3-point range dates back even further.In SU’s loss to Clemson on Jan. 17, five foul shots accounted for all of his scoring as he missed seven shots from the floor. He hasn’t made more than four 3s in a game since SU’s win over Wake Forest on Jan. 13 — 10 games ago.And in the four games since then that he’s made three or more 3-pointers, he’s had to fire at least eight attempts to reach that total. It’s translated to less attempts from inside the arc — tries that usually help Cooney balance out his game.“He takes the shots he takes in practice and he knocks them down,” SU forward Rakeem Christmas said. “He’s going to go into practice, work on the same shots he takes and he’ll be fine.”On Wednesday, Cooney elevated from the right wing to drain a triple 32 seconds into the game for the Orange’s first points. But that was all he’d get to go down against the Cardinals.He missed in all sorts of ways and from a range of distances — including a fast-break layup that rolled off the rim for his only miss within the perimeter, and a deep, NBA-range 3-point attempt that clanked off the iron just as his other shots did.When it was all said and done, Cooney’s 10-percent clip was his second lowest in a single game this year.He’s possibly the only SU player currently averaging 10 points per game that will come back next year. Christmas only has five more games in an Orange uniform and forward Michael Gbinije’s hot streak could mean a departure to the NBA.So how Cooney finishes up the last five contests of the season could go a long way to dictating the momentum — or lack thereof — that Syracuse carries into next year.“It’s frustrating when you get good looks, you finally get good looks, and they just don’t go in,” Cooney said. “I felt like I was right on. You can compare it to baseball — just hitting line drives up the middle and they’re just getting caught in the outfield.“I mean, hopefully I’m just due. That’s all I can say.” Commentslast_img read more