Parsons Supports City of Los Angeles’ Hire LA’s Youth Summer Program

first_imgCompany News Briefs Parsons Supports City of Los Angeles’ Hire LA’s Youth Summer Program Program Spearheaded by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 11:11 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Parsons announced that its participation in the City of Los Angeles’ HIRE LA’s Youth summer program recently drew to a successful close. Through the program, which is spearheaded by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Parsons employed eight interns who are pursuing college degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). For five weeks, the interns shadowed Parsons engineers, information systems professionals, human resources staff, and project managers to gain an understanding of the types of projects the corporation is engaged in as well as its operational structure.“We are pleased to be able to offer internships to local students in several of our offices throughout the United States,” said Debra Fiori, Parsons’ Corporate Vice President of Talent Management. “Programs like the City of Los Angeles’ HIRE LA’s Youth summer program have a real impact on industry and young people alike, and we hope that our employees in Pasadena have inspired these eight students to continue their pursuit of STEM degrees.”The HIRE LA’s Youth summer program was first brought to Parsons’ attention by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce in 2007, and this summer marked the sixth year the corporation has supported this initiative. The five-week program culminated with the interns presenting their experiences to a number of Parsons’ technical managers and executives.Of his experience, one student stated, “Being able to intern with Parsons was one of the best experiences of my life. I am very grateful for the opportunity provided by the City of Los Angeles and to Parsons for making this possible. Shadowing a project manager allowed me to get hands-on experience on what it is like to be in charge of a project. This has been a great learning experience, the people at Parsons were very helpful and welcoming, and I feel like this job has made me a more responsible and mature person.”As a global engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm, Parsons understands the importance of introducing students to STEM and has supported educational organizations and initiatives since its founding in 1944.“Parsons is a longtime supporter of our HIRE LA’s Youth summer program,” said Maria Dolores Nieto, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Director, Education & Workforce Development. “The corporation’s employees encourage our students and provide them with opportunities to improve their critical thinking skills in a collaborative, professional environment.”Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit Top of the News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Board to consider contract with Texas Tech

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – April 25, 2018 WhatsApp Board to consider contract with Texas Tech Local NewsGovernment Facebook Texas Tech, ECISD logos The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will have a special meeting with its attorneys at 6 p.m. Thursday to talk about a proposed contract with the Texas Tech University College of Education to make Ector Middle School into an in-district charter school.The meeting, which will be largely closed, is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave. Mike Atkins, the attorney for the school district, said he and Tatiana Dennis, also with his firm, will be on hand.Texas Tech presented its plans at a parent meeting earlier this month at Ector.ECISD has eight campuses on improvement required status under state accountability standards. Ector, Noel and Zavala elementary schools are in their fifth year. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.Ector has about 1,500 students. If the board approves the plan it would stay action by the Texas Education Agency and provide more state funding per student.The district asked for applications from colleges and universities to work with ECISD and implement innovative ideas, Superintendent Tom Crowe has said.At the parent meeting, Robert Bleisch, director of Safety Net East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood, said conditions for success will include offering tutoring, targeted teacher training, providing tools, equipment and materials to teachers, administrative support and neutralizing barriers. Barriers include irregular student attendance, poor behavior and lack of academic effort, Bleisch said.Bleisch said the focus will be on the whole child, an innovative school schedule and rigorous academics. Reading also will be a focus because if a child doesn’t read, they won’t be going to college, Bleisch said.Electives will include music, art, dance, theater, computers and athletics. Bleisch added that there also will be a focus on college and career readiness.Texas Tech also will monitor attendance, behavior, homework and tests.In an interview last week, Crowe said Bleisch enacted similar plans in California. He added that other districts wanted certain aspects of the plan, but ECISD said, “bring it on.”Crowe said Texas Tech wants to keep most of the teachers and the principal, Charles Quintela, because Quintela’s philosophy fits right in. He added that Tech wants to train personnel at the school not to bend or give.“You still love them and care about them, but you don’t bend,” Crowe said.In education, Crowe said people too often expect immediate results.“Any change worth the while takes three to five years before it just becomes the way we do business,” he said.He said who will be working for whom is still being worked on, but the district — and Tech — want to make sure teachers still qualify for the Teacher Retirement System.“It’s not us against them. It’s a how do we make it work for the teachers and we’ve talked about that. They want to make it work for the teachers,” Crowe said.More Informationcenter_img Twitter Twitter Pinterest ECISD meeting agenda. Facebook Previous articleSmokey Robinson to headline Education Foundation benefitNext articleCHAREN: Playboy comes to Washington, D.C. adminlast_img read more

“Can Authorities Visit Jail Premises At Regular Intervals To Dispose Of Parole Applications?” Punjab And Haryana High Court Asks Punjab Govt.

first_imgNews Updates”Can Authorities Visit Jail Premises At Regular Intervals To Dispose Of Parole Applications?” Punjab And Haryana High Court Asks Punjab Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay11 Feb 2021 3:39 AMShare This – xWhile dealing with a case wherein there was an inordinate delay in deciding the parole application of the petitioner, the Punjab & Haryana High Court on Tuesday (09th February) asked the Punjab Government if a Mechanism could be worked out so that such applications are decided at the earliest. The Bench of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh was hearing the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile dealing with a case wherein there was an inordinate delay in deciding the parole application of the petitioner, the Punjab & Haryana High Court on Tuesday (09th February) asked the Punjab Government if a Mechanism could be worked out so that such applications are decided at the earliest. The Bench of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh was hearing the parole application dated 16th December 2020 filed by one Rajivir Singh which was pending with the authorities and no decision was taken thereon. In this backdrop, the Court asked the Additional Advocate General of Punjab State about the reasons for inordinate delay in deciding the parole application of the petitioner. To this, the AAG sought for some time to seek instructions from the Additional Chief Secretary (Homes) and the Director General of Police (Prisons). He was also asked by the Court whether any mechanism can be worked out for the authorities to visit jail premises at regular intervals to dispose of such applications? He submitted that he would seek instructions about this as well. With this, the Court posted the matter for further hearing on Friday (12th February 2021). The Punjab and Haryana High Court in the year 2018 had reiterated the timelines prescribed for grant of parole to offenders. Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain noted that even though a timeline had been laid down for disposal of pending parole and furlough applications, it was not being followed. He observed, “As a matter of fact, as it has generally been seen by this Court that the said time period is not being followed and it is admitted by the Learned State counsel that the applications received through post are registered in the register maintained but the applications delivered by hand are not so registered.” In the year 2018, the Delhi High Court had asked the Government to expeditiously decide upon prisoners’ parole pleas and give reasons in cases of delays. The Court had further noted that delays in deciding the applications for parole or furlough could result in “irreparable loss to the convicts”. A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and C. Hari Shankar had said, “There can be no justification for the unwarranted delay in disposing of the applications of the convicts”. In the year 2018, the Kerala High Court had also observed that delaying action on applications filed by prisoners for parole amounts to violation of fundamental rights and would attract contempt of court proceedings. In related news, recently the Allahabad expressed its displeasure over the fact that even after 14 years of incarceration, the State did not think of exercising its power of commuting life sentence of an accused. The Allahabad High Court directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to revaluate cases for remission after 14 years of incarceration (even if appeals are pending before the High Court). The Bench of Justice Dr. Kaushal Jayendra Thaker and Justice Gautam Chowdhary also directed the Registrar General to place the matter before the Chief Justice so that it could be ensured that those who are in jail for more than 10 or 14 years get their appeal heard which are mainly jail appeals. Case title – Rajvir Singh alias Raja v. State of Punjab and another [CRWP-838-2021 (O&M)]Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Appears To Tease New Album With Mysterious Audio Clips [Listen]

first_imgAn official announcement regarding Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s highly awaited upcoming album seems to be coming soon, as the band has teased two short clips of unreleased music today on social media.Both clips include some animation of an underwater shellfish releasing air bubbles, which may point toward the as-yet-untitled album’s cover art or name.Related: Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces “Swamp Family” Fan Club, Exclusive Archives & VideosBack in November, the band revealed that the new album is slated for “early 2019” though fans have yet to be clued in on the release date or album title. Their fourth studio effort will follow up 2016’s Let Me Get By, 2013’s Made Up Mind, and their 2011 debut album, Revelator.Listen to the samples of the band’s new music below: It’s been a difficult month for Tedeschi Trucks Band, as longtime member and keyboardist Kofi Burbridge returned to the hospital last week to undergo another procedure related to his 2017 heart surgery.The week prior, Tedeschi Trucks Band announced that they will be moving on in 2019 without longtime bassist Tim Lefebvre as he focuses on a number of other musical projects. He will be replaced at the band’s upcoming January and February dates by bassist Brandon Boone, but a permanent replacement has not yet been announced.For a full list of upcoming Tedeschi Trucks Band tour dates, head to their website here.last_img read more