Pasadena Unified Teachers Win Local and National Accolades

first_img 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SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff L-R: Ravishanth Dev Anandhan (Sierra Madre Middle School), Mellason Chidester, (Longfellow Elementary School), Rose Evans (Pasadena High School), Maria A. Soto (Willard Elementary School) and Kaiulani Sallas Venable (Jefferson Elementary School). Photo courtesy PUSDPasadena Unified School District (PUSD) teachers have been recently acknowledged as some of the best of the best in their profession. Whether being named a Teacher of Excellence, member of a “dream team,” or participating in a research mission in Tahiti, PUSD instructors truly are some of the finest in the business.2014 Pasadena Unified Teachers of ExcellenceThe Pasadena Rotary Club honored five PUSD educators as “Teachers of Excellence” during their annual ceremony in May that honors teachers who excel in their profession. This year’s honorees are: Ravishanth Dev Anandhan (Sierra Madre Middle School), Mellason Chidester, (Longfellow Elementary School), Rose Evans (Pasadena High School), Maria A. Soto (Willard Elementary School) and Kaiulani Sallas Venable (Jefferson Elementary School).The Teachers of Excellence program is a collaborative effort between the Rotary Club, the PUSD, and the United Teachers of Pasadena. The Rotary Club invites all school principals and parent associations to nominate teachers for this honor, and a selection committee composed of administrators, principals, Rotarians and previous winners reviews the entries.This year’s Teachers of Excellence recipients have distinguished themselves as teachers who engage students in learning, create an exciting classroom environment, and have a positive impact on the future of PUSD students. Finalists submitted an essay, and a video, filmed and produced by PUSD’s KLRN television station, to demonstrate classroom activity and discuss their personal experiences, perspectives, and goals.Teachers of Excellence winners were honored during an awards ceremony May 21. One winner, Mellason Chidester, will have the additional honor of being named the PUSD nominee for Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year. Video vignettes about each of the winners can be found at gopusd.com/greatstaff. 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. Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Education Pasadena Unified Teachers Win Local and National Accolades From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, June 13, 2014 | 2:01 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Syracuse struggling to put out opponent’s hot hand

first_img Published on January 17, 2018 at 10:06 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer The Carrier Dome crowd groaned loudly every time Maryland’s top 3-point threat Kevin Huerter caught the ball in the second half against Syracuse in late November.When Kansas’ Devonte Graham kept knocking them down in early December in Miami, he imitated Syracuse alum Carmelo Anthony’s three-to-the-dome celebration by hitting his head with three fingers.On Tuesday night, after Pittsburgh’s Parker Stewart kept drilling 3-pointers, Orange head coach Jim Boeheim turned back to the bench and slammed down his suit jacket.“Our best players have got to know what guy is making shots,” Boeheim said after the win over the Panthers. “There’s one guy making shots, you cannot let that guy shoot.”Syracuse’s (13-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) opponents are shooting 33.3 percent from behind the arc, a slightly above average number both nationally and in the ACC. SU is allowing just 63.6 points per game, the 19th mark in the country. But the Orange’s opponents are getting 39 percent of their points from the 3-point shot, the 12th-highest mark in the country per Kenpom.com. Part of SU’s issue has been one opposing player getting hot — and getting lost by the SU defense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHuerter, Graham and Stewart each knocked seven 3-pointers against the Orange. Part of what sparked their hot shooting days is uncontested looks from the top of the key. And if the Orange wants to stay in games while compensating for a lackluster offense — the Orange averages 70 points per game, 281st in the country —  it’ll have to stop opposing players from knocking so many in from deep.“Obviously we didn’t,” Boeheim answered when asked what adjustments were made against Stewart. “Obviously we haven’t,” he added about the season long trend, “so we need to.”Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorHuerter burning the Orange was left a bit overlooked because it came during Syracuse’s best win to start the season, improving to 6-0. Boeheim spent more time postgame talking about how the Orange would have offered Huerter if it still had all of its scholarships. Boeheim did acknowledge that the defense lost Huerter a bit, but the level of concern seemed low.The next game, against then-No. 2 Kansas, was different. Every time Syracuse tried to make a run, Graham would stop it with a bucket. Several of his 3s came on uncontested looks from the top of the key even as he kept knocking them down, finishing with a game-high 35 points.Therein lies the issue for Syracuse. Boeheim often refutes the claim that his zone is worse against 3-point shooting teams than a man-to-man. But so far this season, the Orange hasn’t been able to make up for the blind spot in its zone: the top of the key.“You’ve got to leave somebody open, it’s usually the guy at the top,” Graham said about the 2-3 zone. “They just were doing their zone principles I guess.”When a guard initiates offense down the middle of the floor, there are three natural passes for him to make. He can throw it to either wing or try and fit it into the high post. Either way, the zone shifts and collapses toward the strong side.If the guard who threw the initial pass gets it right back, opponents can catch Syracuse in between zone shifts, thereby creating an opening to get off a shot. Virginia’s Ty Jerome hit two 3s on back-to-back possessions this way early in that game’s second half.Of the three players to hit seven 3s against the Orange this year, Stewart is the only freshman. Stewart said that the game against Syracuse was the first time he’d seen a team use exclusively zone defense against Pitt this season.When the Panthers were preparing for the zone, Stewart said that he noticed the top of the key would be open. He hit multiple 3s from that area, which helped him find his rhythm on the way to a career-high 23 points.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorStewart’s sixth 3-pointer came with almost 15 minutes late in the game but his seventh came with less than three minutes left. The Orange might have found one way to slow down the hot shooters during the Pitt game.Stewart felt that the zone began playing higher up, which made the Panthers change their offensive game plan.Junior point guard Frank Howard and freshman Howard Washington said that Syracuse tried to resort to more of a matchup zone. If the ball entered the high post, their first reaction was to find Stewart and make sure somebody checked him. The guards would leave the player in the high post for center Paschal Chukwu to deal with until they could recover.Still, Howard said that part of the initial issue is a lack of focus from Battle and him, who sometimes struggle while playing nearly the entire game.“I think we kind of get lazy a little bit sometimes, not really identifying shooters,” Howard said. “We’ve got to be engaged every play. When we fall asleep on those plays, those are big for us. And that momentum switches a lot for us. Because we kind of fall asleep on defense sometimes. We’ve got just to be engaged. I think we’re getting better on that.”In the Orange’s next game against Boston College, it’ll have to contend with Jordan Chatman, who is sixth in the ACC in 3-point percentage. Chatman hit two 3-pointers in both games against Syracuse last year. Three games later, SU will once again have to face Virginia’s Kyle Guy, seventh in the conference in 3-point percentage.Syracuse has found enough offense to win two of its three games in which one opposition player hit seven 3-pointers. But for an Orange team that has been unable to crack 60 points in its last two home games — one against a bottom-feeder in the league and another against a Notre Dame team without its two best players — it’ll need to end that trend.The blueprint has been set by Syracuse’s opponents — let your best shooter get hot near the top of the key. Now, it’s the Orange’s job to answer.“We need to pay attention to the scouting report,” Battle said. “We need to understand the scouting report. We just lost (Stewart) too many times.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Countdown to Cheltenham: The Festival will have its highs and lows says Betway

first_img Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Share With the Countdown to Cheltenham well underway, SBC has continued to question the betting industry’s major operators on what to expect at the four day event.Speaking with Betway’s Head of Corporate Communications and PR Alan Alger, he revealed that sponsoring the Betway Champion Chase is a key asset for the operator, and suggested that Ballymoy could be worth backing each-way.SBC: How important is the sponsorship of The Festival for Betway in terms of growing brand awareness? And how is Betway getting ‘festival ready’?Alan Alger: Sponsoring the Betway Champion Chase is a hugely important part of our partnership portfolio. It’s one of the most exciting races of the festival each year and to have our extensive branding up on day two is a valuable asset.The planning always ramps up at the turn of the year, although this will be the sixth season of being a tier one sponsor at the meeting, so we hopefully now have an idea of exactly what works and what doesn’t.SBC: What role will request a bets and promotional offers play in engaging punters with this year’s festival?Alan Alger: I think the racing is competitive enough that most customers will be focusing on the traditional markets. Our unique ‘betyourway’ request bets are increasing in popularity on horse racing, after their extensive use in football. Our varied promotional offers have been performing well at recent festivals and we expect this year to be no different. Our exclusive ‘4 to Win’ free to play competition will offer punters the chance to land a £50,000 pot each day.SBC: Three of the shortest-priced favourites of the week have been lined up to race on the Wednesday of Cheltenham Festival – is this a worry for Betway? and how does Betway plan to mitigate the risk of a ‘Wednesday wipeout’?Alan Alger: While all bookmakers will be wary of multiples and running-up money, we have to trust the fact that it’s a four day meeting and there will be the usual highs and lows. While Wednesday looks an obvious place for dangers, something can hit unexpectedly – last year we had a near-£1million liability on Might Bite in the Gold Cup due to an inspired multiple from one Betway customer.SBC: The Gold Cup hasn’t been defended since 2004, what are the chances of current joint favourite Al Boum Photo doing it for Willie Mullins this year?Alan Alger: Last year’s winner has around a 20% chance of making it a double success. That looks about right, when you think about recent Gold Cup victors and their lack of subsequent success in any race, let alone the blue riband event – it shows how much it takes out of a thoroughbred to win it once, let alone twice.SBC: And finally, are there any runners that SBC readers should be keeping an eye on?Alan Alger: Ballymoy still has a chase and hurdles engagement, whichever one he ends up in he’s well worth backing each-way. Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Related Articles Share Submitlast_img read more