Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena Collaborates with UC System to Help Young Club Members

first_img 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena announced this week that it is taking part in a pilot program that will equip its members with resources that will help them get into University of California schools.The partnership, which is between the club and the UC system, will begin with a program that involved three clubs across California — Pasadena, San Francisco and Merced, according to a statement..Pasadena’s club will pair up with the UCLA’s UC Early Academic Outreach Program to provide information on colleges and careers to its members. In return, students in the EAOP program will be granted leadership opportunities and access to the Boys and Girls Club’s facilities.Not only will club members receive support, they’ll also have the chance to meet college students and university faculty during classroom visits, activities and dining halls, according to the media statement.The collaboration between the club and the UC system was announced two years ago to increase enrollment of Californian children into UC schools, said Monica Lozano, chair of the UC Board of Regents in the press release.Lozano noted that UC has already seen gains in terms of enrollment.“This is our largest entering class of Californians, the most diverse ever, and one of our most accomplished academically,” Lozano said in the media statement. “Our collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America will make it possible for more youngsters to get the information and guidance that will prepare them for a UC education.”Lozano went on to say that even though enrollment figures have increased, they still need to improve.“We’re encouraged by the outcomes of our efforts this year, but there’s much more work to be done,” Lozano said. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Giving Back Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena Collaborates with UC System to Help Young Club Members From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 7:08 pmlast_img read more

Vice President calls for fatwas to regulate worship in coronavirus crisis

first_imgAs the number of COVID-19 infections in Indonesia rose to 579 on Monday, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has called on Muslim clerics to issue fatwas to regulate the special circumstances that Muslims may find themselves in amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Ma’ruf, who also currently serves as the nonactive chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), said the MUI and other Islamic organizations should issue fatwas that provide guidance on the bathing of the dead and on wudhu (ablution rituals) in certain circumstances. “If there is a lack of medical expertise and proper equipment to handle a body, the fatwas could allow for the deceased to be buried without being bathed,” Ma’ruf said at a press conference at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) office in Jakarta on Monday. In addition, Ma’ruf asked the MUI to issue a fatwa that allows medical staff to perform prayers without first performing wudhu.”In a situation where medical staff have to wear personal protective equipment and cannot take it off […] the fatwa would make it easier for them to perform their prayers,” he said.Last week, the Indonesian Ulema Council issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims living in areas with widespread COVID-19 infection from performing Friday prayers and other congregational prayers at a mosque.Up until Monday afternoon, Indonesia reported 49 deaths due to COVID-19. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

Cricket News Ashes 2019: Josh Hazlewood takes five as England bundled out for 67 in 3rd Test

first_imgNew Delhi: Josh Hazlewood took five as Australia bundled out England for 67 on the second day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley in Leeds on Friday. Chasing Australia paltry first innings total of 179, England had a disastrous start and lost two wickets on 10 runs. While opener Jason Roy (9 runs) edged a drive off Hazlewood to David Warner, England captain Joe Root fell for his second successive duck as his side slumped to 54-6 at lunch.It was Root’s second straight nought after he was out for a golden duck in the second innings of the drawn second Test at Lord’s. England were almost 10-3 when new batsman Joe Denly was given out lbw to Hazlewood on nought by umpire Joel Wilson.But Denly reviewed and with replays showing the ball would have gone well over the top of the stumps West Indian official Wilson, who had a record-equalling eight overturned decisions in a Test in the series opener at Edgbaston, had to reverse his original verdict. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Stokes was out for eight and England were 34-4. Denly fought hard for 12 — the top score of the innings so far. But having done so, his 49-ball stay ended when he was caught behind following an inexplicably extravagant drive off Pattinson.Soon after lunch, Pat Cummins struck twice to trash all the hopes of some revival by the lower order. However, it was Hazlewood, who put the final nail in the coffin by removing Jack Leach, bowling out the hosts on just 67.Earlier on day one, fast bowler Jofra Archer had taken a Test best 6-45 as England, looking to level the five-match series at 1-1, dismissed Ashes-holders Australia for 179 on Thursday’s opening day after Root won the toss in overcast conditions. last_img read more

BUNDORAN GETS READY TO ‘GO’ AS MTV STARS LAUNCH TOURISM DISCOUNT CARD

first_imgAnthony and Jason – the twins from MTV’s The Valleys with their own Discover Bundoran Go! Cards at the weekend at Aqua nightclubThe Discover Bundoran group of tourism partners have today launched the “Go! Card” – a scheme which will offer savings to visitors and locals in participating businesses and attractions in the town.The card, which is available for free from the Bundoran Tourist Office, can be used in restaurants, hotels, shops and various attractions in the town including Eclipse Cinemas, Bundoran Adventure Park, Bundoran Globowl and Bundoran Seaweed Baths.Savings will be offered to cardholders on an individual business by business basis and could be anything from a free dessert/tea or coffee to up to 10% off clothing. All they have to do is show the card to avail of the saving on offer – simple as that. Speaking about the scheme, Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth said: “In these days where consumers are watching every penny, we wanted to offer a further incentive to visitors to Bundoran to avail of savings from the members of the Discover Bundoran tourism partnership.“I am delighted that so many of our members have embraced this scheme.”Anthony and Jason – the twins from MTV’s The Valleys have given their backing to the Discover Bundoran Go! Cards.They appeared at the weekend at Aqua nightclub – with their new cards of course! Details of the savings being offered will be available on our website www.discoverbundoran.com/gocard as well as on the facebook pages and websites of participating businesses’. BUNDORAN GETS READY TO ‘GO’ AS MTV STARS LAUNCH TOURISM DISCOUNT CARD was last modified: July 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BUNDORAN GETS READY TO ‘GO’ AS MTV STARS LAUNCH TOURISM DISCOUNT CARDlast_img read more

How Chelsea’s promising loanees have fared this season

first_imgThis evening Chelsea fans are in burning anticipation of the Europa League return leg in London. It’s the game that will put the Blues in the final.It’s also possibly Eden Hazard’s final game at the Bridge and naturally he will want to score as a nice send-off gift to fans. (Redbet sportsbook has him at 6.00 to score a brace or more)However, what’s more pressing for Chelsea is the impending disaster that is the two-year transfer ban handed by FIFA. As Chelsea’s appeals have been dismissed, things are starting to look grim for next season.That means Chelsea’s only hope to strengthen their squad is to look inward to their own loaned out players.In the light of that here are some of the most promising Chelsea loanees that shined this season:Tammy AbrahamAfter a series of disappointing flops, could Chelsea solve their striker problem with a player from their very own academy?Tammy Abraham stands as Championship’s top scorer with 25 goals to his tally, making him the first Aston Villa player with 25 goals in a season in four decades.His equally impressive season a couple of years back at Bristol City confirms he isn’t a one-season wonder and proves he can score.Maurizio Sarri should seriously consider making room for Abraham next season, lest he becomes another Lukaku who leaves frustrated due to lack of playing time.Reece JamesAnother revelation from Chelsea’s loan group this season, the 19-year-old wing-back Reece James is returning from a brilliant loan spell at Wigan, where he helped the Latics escape relegation.Next season he would probably fit Chelsea’s system in the right-back position as a great deputy to the captain Azpilicueta. James seems like a real blessing to the Blues amidst their transfer ban woes. He is likely to join the team on the pre-season tour in Japan given he’s already trained with the first team at Cobham grounds.Mason MountA notable name in the ranks of Blues’ loan army, Mason Mount has been crucial to Derby’s push for promotion this year. Arguably one of Lampard’s most critical players this season, Mount returned from injury to help the team reach the play-off spots.Before his current spell, Mount had a brilliant season at Vitesse where he deservedly earned the Vitesse Player of The Year award.This proves he has earned enough experience to offer some options during Chelsea’s upcoming transfer-ban-stricken season.Kurt ZoumaKurt Zouma seemed like the perfect replacement for John Terry at the time he became a starter in the team. Everything was going well for the French full-back untilthat horrid injury in 2016 set him back and lead to him being loaned out to prove his fitness.Zouma did exactly that, first at Stoke City and now at Everton, where his brilliant defending effectively kept out the £30m Yerri Mina. Recently he was also called up for the National team over City’s Laporte.Given the circumstances, now seems to be the perfect time for Chelsea to welcome Zouma back into the team, much to Marco Silva’s dissatisfaction.Honourable mentionsOther notable names in Chelsea’s loan group are: Tomori (Derby), Baxter (Yeovil), Pasalic (Atalanta), Baker (Reading), Miazga (Reading), Hector (Sheffield Wednesday), Aina (Torino), Omeruo (Leganes) and Angban (Metz). Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

Left-Handed Life: Is the Chirality Problem Near Solution?

first_imgCells use only left-handed amino acids and right-handed sugars.  A new hypothesis involving the weak nuclear force tries to address this asymmetry.The chirality (handedness) of life (see illustration on PhysOrg) is a severe problem to naturalistic origin-of-life scenarios.  Dr. James F. Coppedge wrote about this in his book Evolution: Possible or Impossible?  chapters 3-5 (available online here), showing that without natural selection’s help—leaving chance as the only option—the probability of getting a complete left-handed protein out of a racemic mix (a mixture of both hands) was nil.  But the first edition of his book dates from 1973.  Has the problem been solved in the meantime?We’ve reported whenever a new hypothesis comes along (e.g., 4/23/13 or search on “homochirality“).  The only hope to avoid the improbability is to find some natural law that would produce an excess of one hand over the other (“enantiomeric excess”).  So far, each of these attempts have failed.  A new one has just appeared, written up in Nature and on PhysOrg, involving the weak nuclear force.  In certain types of beta-decay, the electron has a preference for left-handed spin.  Could this impart chirality to molecules with which it interacts?One problem is that an electron is like a flea on an elephant compared to an amino acid.  Its mass is so low, it seems inconceivable it could have any effect.  The Nature article explains how Timothy Gay and Joan Dreiling (U of Nebraska-Lincoln) have been trying for 13 years to get a measurable result out of electron spin.  Only with a highly-contrived setup, in which the electron energies were tightly controlled, could they see an excess in bromocamphor molecules (unrelated to amino acids).  Even then, the excess was only 3 out of 20,000 molecules—about .015 of 1%, far too low when the requirement is 100% purity of one hand.Both John Hewitt on PhysOrg and Elisabeth Gibney in Nature took whatever encouragement they could from this feeble result, but it’s clear they are hoping against hope for some future theory with a stronger effect.  What’s most instructive is their full awareness of the seriousness of the chirality problem.  Hewitt writes:Handedness is a complicated business. To simply say life is left-handed doesn’t even begin to capture the blooming hierarchy of binary refinements it continues to evolve. Over the years there have been numerous imaginative theories for how life’s amino acids, nucleic acids, and sugars came to favor one orientation over another. Everything from circularly polarized UV light, magnetism of the Earth, oriented clays or quartzes, to the weak nuclear force itself has been considered, but none has yet to securely emerge into realm of plausibility. A recent paper by Dreiling and Gay in Physical Review Letters has now thrown a life jacket to the weak force making it a theoretically viable possibility. To fully vet the author’s conception a little work needs to be done. Effort well spent we might say, because to understand where and when the handedness of life’s molecules originated is to know the origin of life.Gibney writes:Many organic molecules, including glucose and most biological amino acids, are ‘chiral’. This means that they are different than their mirror-image molecules, just like a left and a right glove are. Moreover, in such cases life tends to consistently use one of the possible versions — for example, the DNA double helix in its standard form always twists like a right-handed screw. But the reason for this preference has long remained a mystery.Many scientists think that the choice was simply down to chance. Perhaps, in one of the warm little ponds filled with organic chemicals where life arose, a statistical fluke generated a small imbalance in the relative amounts of the two versions of one chemical. This small imbalance could have then amplified over time.She’s dreaming, because mixed-handed polypeptides (chains of amino acids) don’t work.  They cannot fold into a functional shape.  We know from observation with living things that a single wrong-handed amino acid can destroy a protein.  In fact, when such a “typo” occurs, the cell quickly fixes the error or sends the polypeptide to the trash.Gibney admits that this experiment cannot really shed light on the origin of life:But even demonstrating how a common physical phenomenon would have favoured left-handed amino acids over right-handed ones would not tell us that this was how life evolved, adds Laurence Barron, a chemist at the University of Glasgow, UK. “There are no clinchers. We may never know.“Hewitt agrees.  “Finding evidence that direct beta interactions can transmit chirality to organic molecules has been difficult,” he admits, and in this latest attempt, “the effect was small“—not enough to provide more than a distant glimmer of hope that some day, this century-long puzzle will find a solution.  “Determining the far more complex mechanisms that underlie life’s handedness will likely remain a significant challenge for some time.”Got evidence?Look, those of you who respect science, and who criticize creationists for trusting “religion” over “science” (false dichotomy, loaded words, glittering generalities).  Here’s evidence!  Here is math.  Here is the law of probability.  Here is prima facie evidence for design, but these secular materialists do not want to face the music.  They have been trying since Pasteur discovered chiral molecules in 1860 (a year after Darwin’s little black book) to get around this “little problem” that Dr. Coppedge calculated.  A single protein has 1 chance in 8.7 x 1034 of being all left-handed, but the smallest known living cell has 239 proteins.  The chance of all of those being left-handed in the simplest conceivable living cell is 1 in 108295.  This is clearly impossible.  Are you going to follow the evidence where it leads, or continue to hope against hope that materialistic science will find an answer, when they’ve been trying for over 150 years, and are no nearer a solution now than they were then?  What does evidence mean to you?Coppedge points out that chance would need 10 billion tries to arrange ten numbered coins in order, on average.  One could expect one success in 1,500 years, drawing coins day and night, one every five seconds.   “Consider the difference intelligence makes—even a limited intelligence,” he wrote. “Give an eight-year-old the coins, and ask the child to arrange and pick up each one in order and return it. Chance is blind, and has no intelligence. The child is not thus limited. The child can do it in a few moments. Chance takes 1,500 years-just to count to ten once.”This one piece of evidence about the improbability of getting left-handed proteins was sufficient to change someone’s life.  Salvador Cordova was on the way to losing all faith and becoming an evolutionist under the onslaught of evolutionary indoctrination at college.  When he read these chapters of Coppedge’s book, he was stunned!  It was like turning on the lights.  Suddenly, the power of the design argument made sense.  He tested these arguments and found them solid.  He became a prominent voice in the intelligent design movement on his campus and, after he graduated, as a blogger.This is the power of intelligent design.  The difference is clear.  Trust design, not chance.Exercise 1:  Materialist Christoph Adami is at it again, trying to make the origin of life look simple.  Read about his ideas on New Scientist about how “weighted dice” made the origin of life far less improbable than it seems.  Can you see through his arguments?  Feel free to add a Comment to the discussion, for or against his ideas.Exercise 2: A book review in Science Magazine discusses a new book probability.  It describes certain ways improbabilities can be reduced.  Which of them involve “sneaking in” information into the system?  How do the examples given relate to realistic scenarios for an origin of life by chance? 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The Leadership Playbook: Execute Before Change

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now New leaders often believe that they need to immediately make change. Some believe that the faster they change things the better their results. Other leaders believe the more they change things the better. Sometimes change is necessary, and sometimes fast change is what’s needed. But more often, the reason the leader’s team isn’t producing the results of which they are capable is that they aren’t executing.The Other 99%Execution is difficult, time-consuming, political, and messy. Chances are, many (if not most) of the past initiatives were great ideas. It’s likely that those ideas, if well implemented, would have moved the organization forward towards its goals.But somewhere along the way the train came off the tracks. The status quo won out. The team waited out their leader. The new shiny object grabbed someone’s attention (likely the leader), and one incomplete change initiative was replaced by the next.There is no strategy, no opportunity, no initiative that can or will produce the results that are possible unless it is faithfully and religiously executed.You adopted a new sales process. You announced it at the kickoff meeting to great applause and fanfare. But the salesforce went right back to doing what they’ve always done, and their sales managers went back to serving the organization instead of the sales force. Now, it’s business as usual.You’ve chosen a new strategy. Instead of pursuing the low price, transactional space in your market, you’ve launched a suite of solutions designed to help you move to the smaller, more profitable segment of your market. But the time, money, resources, and compensation plan weren’t changed. Your sales and marketing teams still have the goals and the structure to support the old strategy. There is no change.Execution or ChangeBefore you decide what you need to change to move your organization into the future you imagine for it, you need to first spend time ensuring that the real need isn’t simply greater execution on what has already been put in place. It’s likely that the last leaders didn’t produce the results they could have because of execution, not their strategy. Execution is likely change.There is nothing wrong with making your greatest initiative execution on what is already in place. Your job as a leader is to make the changes necessary, not to make changes for change’s sake. You aren’t measured on the change you make, you are measured on the results you produce and the leaders you build.last_img read more

Yeng Guiao to use NLEX’s early exit to prepare for elections

first_imgView comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:44Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Guiao, however, thought that NLEX could’ve cracked the playoffs with how his team showed positivity during their practices.That positivity, however, didn’t translate to wins leaving the Road Warriors to regroup and wait for star sophomore Kiefer Ravena to return from his Fiba-imposed 18-month suspension that started in May 2018.There’s also the absence of Ravena’s backcourt partner Kevin Alas, who’s recovering from a knee injury.“I was feeling that we’ll make the next round, I saw the mood in practice, and I can see it in my players that they have this high morale, they’ve been working hard but they weren’t able to translate it into the game,” said Guiao in Filipino.“I think we sorely missed Keving and Kiefer at the point guard position, we need steady point guard work which I felt was lacking with our point guards.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Guiao said he’s adjusted well juggling his three commitments and that scheduling hasn’t been a problem even though it’s the campaign period for the 2019 midterm elections.“Usually, campaign is from early afternoon to night and I can balance things so far,” said Guiao Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNLEX, however, lost its do-or-die game against Alaska, 88-80, for the final playoff spot in the PBA Philippine Cup but it was a blessing in disguise for Guiao in terms of his preparations for the elections.“I’ll make good use of this break and right now there are no activities for the national team,” said Guiao. “This will give me a little bit more time because what I do before is go to practice in the morning, then go back to Pampanga around lunch time.” Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Yeng Guiao is arguably the busiest head coach in the PBA with coaching duties getting divided to his commitments with NLEX and the Philippine national team.He’s also a career politician who’s seeking to return to the House of Representatives as the congressman for the First District of Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next La Salle trounces Adamson, closes in on Final 4 spotlast_img read more

Fundraising Event for KPMSFT on June 10

first_img The Karen Peart Memorial Scholarship Foundation Trust (KPMSFT) will host its biennial major fundraising event on Sunday, June 10.There will be two concerts by the University Singers, under the distinguished patronage of Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at the Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, University of the West Indies (UWI), at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.Since 1996, the KPMSFT has been providing financial assistance to young people who are active in the Moravian Church in Jamaica, who are pursuing their academic goals in tertiary and secondary institutions.The Foundation is in memory of Karen Rosalind Yolonda Peart, first daughter of the Rev. Justin Leonard Peart (deceased) and his wife Lucinda Beverly Peart, retired principal of Bethlehem Moravian College, now Associate Professor at Northern Caribbean University.Mrs. Peart, who chairs the Foundation, said the KPMSFT is committed to enabling a lifelong sustainable education fund for Moravian youth. She indicated that the goal is to create an Endowment Fund of $25 million in 10 years (2015-2025).Reflecting on her late daughter, Mrs. Peart said that “[Karen] epitomised the heart of the Moravian Church’s thrust for missions through Christianity and education”.“That’s why we celebrate her as we raise funds continually to gift Jamaica’s youth with the blend of spiritual and academic learning,” she added.Karen succumbed to scleroderma in 1994, weeks short of her 28th birthday. Over the past 22 years a total of 60 awards have been made, and the awardees are all leaders in their respective fields locally and internationally.Patrice Tomlinson-Nephew, a member of the KPMSFT Board of Trustees since 2014 and currently the Communications/Social Marketing Coordinator at the Ministry of National Security’s Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP), is a past beneficiary of the scholarship.Mrs. Tomlinson-Nephew said she is forever grateful for the scholarship, which she describes as having come at the “right time” in her life while she was pursuing her first degree in 1999.She lauded the KPMSFT for the indelible mark that it has placed on her life and so many other youth. She is, therefore, encouraging everyone to support the fundraising effort as the Trust seeks to make a difference in many more lives. The Foundation is in memory of Karen Rosalind Yolonda Peart, first daughter of the Rev. Justin Leonard Peart (deceased) and his wife Lucinda Beverly Peart, retired principal of Bethlehem Moravian College, now Associate Professor at Northern Caribbean University. The Karen Peart Memorial Scholarship Foundation Trust (KPMSFT) will host its biennial major fundraising event on Sunday, June 10. Story Highlights There will be two concerts by the University Singers, under the distinguished patronage of Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at the Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, University of the West Indies (UWI), at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.last_img read more