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Rep. Chu Statement on 50th Anniversary of Landmark Education Law

first_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Government Rep. Chu Statement on 50th Anniversary of Landmark Education Law Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 | 1:21 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on April 11, 1965:Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), every child has the right to an equitable education, regardless of race, zip code, family income, background, or disability. Education is the greatest equalizer, and the ESEA helps accomplish this by helping break down the socio-economic barriers students face. Fifty years since the ESEA was passed, we have seen great progress, but there is still more work to be done to bridge the chasm of inequality. States and local educational agencies must be accountable for the education of all students, and we must ensure that critical funding and resources go to those that need it the most. And, for the almost 5 million English language learners in the U.S., we must make certain that they have the support that they need to succeed. I will continue to fight to ensure that the ESEA is not only reauthorized, but also strengthened to further promote educational excellence for every child.”The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was first passed in 1965, and has been reauthorized seven times since then, most recently in 2002 as No Child Left Behind. The latest version of ESEA expired in 2007, and Congress has been unable to reach a reauthorization agreement since. Currently, there is a proposal in the House to rewrite ESEA, H.R. 5, The Student Success Act, and the Senate version is planned to be introduced next week. 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News HerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Business News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Cannabis abstinence for month aids memory, study says

first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Participants completed regular assessments of their thinking and memory during the study period. They also provided frequent urine tests to verify cannabis abstinence in those randomized to stop cannabis use, and exposure in the continuing-use group. Members of both groups were paid for study visits, and members of the abstinence group were paid for adhering to cannabis abstinence.Throughout the study period, the levels of the urinary cannabis biomarker steadily decreased among the abstinence group, with almost 89 percent meeting criteria for 30 days of continuous abstinence. In the continuing-use group, biomarker levels remained unchanged. Cognitive testing found memory — specifically the ability to learn and recall new information — improved only among those who stopped using cannabis, and this improvement occurred largely during the first week of abstinence. A month of cannabis abstinence was not associated with improvements in attention, and no aspect of cognitive functioning improved among those who continued cannabis use. A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study finds that one month of abstaining from cannabis use results in measurable improvement in memory functions important for learning among regular cannabis users in adolescence and young adulthood.The study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry is one of the first to prospectively track over time changes in cognitive function associated with halting cannabis use.“Our findings provide two pieces of convincing evidence,” said Randi Schuster, director of neuropsychology at the Center for Addiction Medicine in the MGH Department of Psychiatry, lead author of the paper. “The first is that adolescents learn better when they are not using cannabis. The second — which is the good news part of the story — is that at least some of the deficits associated with cannabis use are not permanent and actually improve pretty quickly after cannabis use stops.”Schuster is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.The authors note that the use of cannabis among adolescents is common, with more than 13 percent of middle and high school students reporting cannabis use in a recent survey and rates of daily use increasing between grades eight and 12. But adolescence is a critical time for brain maturation, specifically for brain regions that are most susceptible to the effects of cannabis. A 2016 study from the same research team found that cannabis users aged 16 and younger had difficulty learning new information, a problem that was not observed in users age 17 and older.The current study is the first one able to determine not only whether cognitive improvement occurs but also when during abstinence this improvement is detectable. The study enrolled 88 participants ages 16 to 25 from the Boston area, all of whom acknowledged using cannabis at least once a week. Investigators compared weekly cognitive performance between a group of young cannabis users who agreed to stop for 30 days and a group that continued to use cannabis. To ensure that the two groups were as comparable as possible, they were randomized in a way that controlled for factors such as pre-existing differences in learning, mood, cognition, and motivation, and the frequency and intensity of cannabis use. The current study is the first one able to determine not only whether cognitive improvement occurs but also when during abstinence this improvement is detectable.center_img “The ability to learn or ‘map down’ new information, which is a critical facet of success in the classroom, improved with sustained nonuse of cannabis.” Schuster said. “Young cannabis users who stop regular — weekly or more — use may be better equipped to learn efficiently and therefore better positioned for academic success. We can confidently say that these findings strongly suggest that abstaining from cannabis helps young people learn, while continuing cannabis use may interfere with the learning process.“There are still a lot of open questions to be studied, including whether attention might improve and memory continues to improve with longer periods of cannabis abstinence,” she added.Those questions and others are being addressed in a larger follow-up trial that includes younger participants — ages 13 to 19 — and a group that never used cannabis to help determine whether the cognitive improvements produced by cannabis abstinence return participants to performance levels similar to those of nonusers. Another trial about to begin will follow young cannabis users who abstain for six months, investigating whether cognition continues to improve beyond 30 days and if those improvements can affect school performance.The study was supported by National Institute on Drug Abuse grants 1K23 DA042946, 1K01 DA034093, 1R01 DA042043-01A1, and K24 DA030443; and the Norman E. Zinberg Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry and the Livingston Fellowship from Harvard Medical School. Schuster is a recipient of the Louis V. Gerstner III MGH Research Scholar Award.last_img read more

Tour de France 2019: Julian Alaphilippe takes yellow jersey after storming to stage three win

first_img2014 – Julian Alaphilippe is the first French rider to hold the yellow jersey of the Tour de France since Tony Gallopin on 14th July 2014. Champagne. #TDF2019— OptaJean (@OptaJean) July 8, 2019Alaphilippe now leads the general classification by 20 seconds, with Wout van Aert in second and previous leader Teunissen — who led by 10 seconds following Jumbo-Visma’s victory in the team time trial in stage two — slipping over four minutes off the pace.Defending champion and Team INEOS co-leader Geraint Thomas sits seventh in the GC, having finished 13th in the stage and lost 15 seconds.Thomas’ teammate Egan Bernal finished five seconds ahead after getting on the right side of a gap in the peloton across the finish line, while Tim Wellens took the King of the Mountains jersey.Julian Alaphilippe, a happy man! @alafpolak1, un homme heureux !  #TDF2019— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) July 8, 2019ALAPHILIPPE’S SOLO RUN UNPLANNEDAlaphilippe started his attack with 16km remaining, going past Wellens, who had to stop to fix a flat tire, after they crested the Cote de MutignyHowever, the Frenchman revealed he did not plan to go it alone in the closing stages.”I’m speechless. I don’t realize what’s happening to me,” he said. “I knew this stage suited me. I managed to avoid any pitfalls and crashes.”I felt good so I accelerated in the Mutigny climb, but I didn’t think I’d go alone. I gave everything. I heard I was 30 or 40 seconds ahead. It’s difficult to meet the expectations being the favorite but I made it.”STAGE RESULT1. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) 4:40:292. Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) +0:263. Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) +0:264. Greg Van Avermaet (CCC) +0:265. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) +0:26CLASSIFICATION STANDINGS   General Classification1. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) 9:32:192. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) +0:203. Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) +0:25Points Classification1. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) 762. Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) 593. Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) 54King of the Mountains Tour de France 2019: Everything you need to know Tour de France 2019 by the numbers Alaphilippe’s win came in dramatic fashion at the end of the 215-kilometer ride from Binche to Epernay that concluded with a series of hills.The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider went clear after the ascent of Cote de Mutigny, holding off the peloton over the final 15km to go over the line 26 seconds clear of Michael Matthews. Related Newscenter_img 1. Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) 72. Xandro Meurisse (Wanty-Gobert) 33. Greg van Avermaet (CCC) 2WHAT’S NEXT?A flat route comes up in stage four — a 213.5km ride from Reims to Nancy. There are two small peaks in the form of the Cote de Rosieres and Cote de Maron. Julian Alaphilippe claimed the yellow jersey from Mike Teunissen after a late solo charge saw him win stage three of the Tour de France.In the first stage of this year’s tour to be finish in France following the Grand Depart in Belgium, Alaphilippe on Monday became the first French rider to secure the yellow jersey since Tony Gallopin in 2014.last_img read more

Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC score: Second-half surge boosts Seattle to MLS Cup victory

first_imgThe Sounders entered the match as odds-on favorites, having bested Supporters’ Shield-winner LAFC in the Western Conference final to get into Sunday’s match. However, the game looked like it was on a platter for TFC for large stretches, especially the first half when the visitors built up a 65 percent possession advantage.Another one for the trophy case. 🏆🏆@SoundersFC are the 2019 #MLSCup Champions!— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 10, 2019Toronto was missing the big presence of Altidore up front until his entrance with just over 20 minutes to go, as the Reds couldn’t do much with their overwhelming possession advantage. Seattle, content to rely on a counterattacking strategy, eventually found chances and it was a fortuitous bounce from Leerdam’s 57th-minute shot — originally ruled an own goal — that broke the game open.With the crowd reinvigorated, the Sounders played with their tails up and flipped the pressure on their visitors, eventually finding the winning goal through substitute Rodriguez on a pretty movement to slice open TFC’s defense down the middle of the field. Ruidiaz put the cherry on top after a routine long ball over the top caused havoc between Toronto defender Chris Mavinga and goalkeeper Quentin Westberg to allow one of the easiest goals the Sounders striker will ever score.With the game over, TFC continued pushing and Alejandro Pozuelo found the head of Altidore for a consolation goal in stoppage time.Sporting News tracked all the goals, big plays and highlights. See how it all went down below.Seattle Sounders 3, Toronto FC 1: Updates, highlights from MLS Cup 2019Pre-game2:11 p.m. ET – The lineups are out. Seattle makes one change with Torres stepping in for Arreaga, while Toronto puts Gonzalez into the lineup in place of Ciman. The biggest news is that Jozy Altidore is on the bench for TFC.THIS. IS. IT.Here’s your @Delta Starting XI for today’s #MLSCup vs. @TorontoFC !Kickoff is at 12:08 p.m. PT on ABC and Univision.➡️— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) November 10, 2019Showtime.Today’s Starting XI vs. @SoundersFC in the 2019 #MLSCup Final #TheyWillSeeRed | #TFCLive | @PizzaPizzaLtd— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) November 10, 20192:16 p.m. ET – As is tradition, other teams from each city are sending their support ahead of kickoff. Firstly, the well-wishes from Seattle:A match years in the making.This Is It. Good luck, @SoundersFC ! #MLSCup— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) November 10, 2019For Seattle.Let’s do this, @SoundersFC ! 👊— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) November 10, 20192:19 p.m. ET – And words of support from Toronto teams:Make ‘em see RED today.Bring it home, @TorontoFC . #WeTheNorth x #TFCLive— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 10, 2019COYR!Best of luck to @TorontoFC in today’s #MLSCup final! #LeafsForever x #TheyWillSeeRed— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 10, 2019Who we got today, @Pinball ?Bring it home @TorontoFC #TheyWillSeeRed x #PullTogether— Toronto Argonauts (@TorontoArgos) November 10, 2019Good luck today lads, bring another 🏆 home. #TheyWillSeeRed | #MLSCup— Toronto Wolfpack (@TOwolfpack) November 10, 20192:29 p.m. ET – It’s a landmark match for Toronto captain Michael Bradley, who starts his 200th game for the club (his first was also at CenturyLink Field). Interestingly, his contract ends after this season, and if TFC wins today he’ll reportedly see an option year automatically kick in that will pay him $6.5 million in 2020. Needless to say, Bradley will be doubly motivated today.2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Michael Bradley makes his 200th appearance for #TFCLive in all competitions today. Even more special for that milestone to be in #MLSCup .-163 regular season-16 playoffs-11 Canadian Championship-10 CCL199 starts. 172 games as captain. 7 cup finals. 3 MLS Cup finals.— Joga Bonito (@Jasoninho10) November 10, 20192:42 p.m. ET – Seattle is hyped up.Mood from the start of the march. It’s hard to describe how surreal it is to me that this is normal now. American and Canadian soccer still have a long way to go, but the game has come so far over the last 10+ years. Today is going to be awesome.— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) November 10, 20192:49 p.m. ET – It’s fair to say Seattle is not too enamored with Michael Bradley.Michael Bradley introduced to the crowd— Kristian Jack (@KristianJack) November 10, 20192:57 p.m. ET – Interestingly, this is Seattle’s third MLS Cup final, with one victory, but the Sounders have yet to score a goal. The 2016 penalty shootout is just considered a tiebreaker and doesn’t count toward official goal total.First half0′ – Kickoff! Here we go! (3:09 p.m. ET)3′ – First corner of the game goes to Seattle. It’s dealt with rather easily by Toronto.4′ – First shot of the match goes to Toronto. It’s a long-distance effort from Benezet that one-hops into Frei’s awaiting hands.7′ – It appears as though the Sounders are willing to concede possession to TFC and try for counterattacks. It’s a bit unexpected given that Seattle’s the home side, but it plays to their strengths.9′ – Sounders get their first shot after a TFC giveaway deep allows Morris to use his blistering pace to run 80 yards downfield before unleashing an effort from just inside the penalty area. Toronto goalkeeper Westberg has it covered, but that’s the danger of Seattle’s speed.11′ – Now TFC gets a shot off after a nice, incisive movement through the middle of the pitch allows Osorio to turn and fire from the penalty spot. It’s right at Frei, however.18′ – Not much of note going on over the past few minutes, except for a couple of hard fouls from each side that the referee has to keep in check.21 – Another corner for the Sounders. Torres comes close after the ball somehow falls to him near the top of the 18-yard-box. 26′ – Overall play has been wide open; far less cagey than most cup finals in the early stages.32′ – Sounders go with a short corner, and earn another one after the ball kind of bounces around in front. The follow-up is driven away by TFC.33′ – Yet another Seattle corner after the ball is recycled back into the box in the second phase. It leads to another one, then another, then it’s finally gathered by Westberg.35′ – Free kick for TFC from 30 yards out after Pozuelo and Osorio try to out-pirouette each other to the chagrin of the Seattle defense. The set piece is cleared but on the second phase Benezet gets the ball out wide left and hits a low rocket that’s well saved by Frei.Stef’s save keeps it scoreless! 🙌 #SoundersMatchday | #MLSCup— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) November 10, 201939′ – Good interplay by TFC to get into the final third, but there’s a distinct lack of decisiveness and Seattle gets off without much threat.42′ – It’s been an incredibly scrappy few minutes as referee Chapman seems to be letting a lot more go.45′ – Big save Westberg! Sounders counterattack on the right wing and Ruidiaz gets in behind Gonzalez before hitting a low, hard shot that forces a kick save by the Toronto goalkeeper.Seattle’s best chance in an MLS Cup ever.— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) November 10, 201945’+1 – The whistle blows and it’s scoreless at the half. The numbers favor TFC, but both teams had good chances.All even at the break. #TFCLive | #MLSCup | @lottomax— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) November 10, 2019HT: Seattle 0, Toronto 0. Schmetzer wanted the Sounders take the initiative, and set the tone for this #MLSCup on home turf. Which …— Matt Pentz (@mattpentz) November 10, 2019Second half46′ – And the second half is underway. (4:12 p.m. ET)50′ – Seattle has started this half sitting very deep, allowing TFC to be on the front foot.52′ – Toronto gets a corner after a Pozuelo free kick is shunted out by the Sounders. It amounts to nothing.54′ – Pozuelo takes on four Seattle defenders and wins. His ball through to Osorio is punted by Kim before the TFC midfielder had a free shot on goal from 10 yards out.57′ – GOAL ⚽️ Against the run of play, Seattle gets the ball out to Leerdam, whose shot deflects off Morrow and into the Toronto goal. Seattle 1, Toronto 0.THE BREAKTHROUGH @SoundersFC take the lead! #MLSCup— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 10, 201961′ – Seattle sub. Rodriguez in for Smith.61′ First Sounders sub: #SoundersMatchday | #MLSCup— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) November 10, 201962′ – Toronto makes a change now. Endoh out, DeLeon in.62’ First change of the afternoon.↪️ @NickDeLeon7↩️ @tsubasa_endoh #TFCLive | #MLSCup | #SEAvTOR | 1-0— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) November 10, 201968′ – It’s a “bit of a miracle” as Jozy Altidore enters play for the first time in a month.68’ The Beast is back.↪️ @JozyAltidore↩️ @NicolasBenezet #TFCLive | #MLSCup | #SEAvTOR | 1-0— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) November 10, 201972′ – Yellow card to Pozuelo after he drags Lodeiro down. The TFC man knew what he was doing as Lodeiro was off to the races.74′ – Mavinga’s down on the pitch after semingly pulling his hamstring or calf in the middle of a Seattle break. 75′ – The TFC defender is back on the field after briefly leaving to get medical attention. Looked like it was actually his ankle.76′ ⚽️ GOAL – Seattle grabs a two-goal lead after the Sounders pin Toronto in their own half and substitute Rodriguez drills a low effort from outside the box. Seattle 2, Toronto 0 .Lead: 𝘿𝙊𝙐𝘽𝙇𝙀𝘿! @SoundersFC are rolling. #MLSCup— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 10, 201977′ – TFC makes its final change: Laryea for Osorio. A bit of a strange one as Osorio has been very good today.77’ Final change.↪️ @RichieLaryea_↩️ @OsoJ92 #TFCLive | #MLSCup | #SEAvTOR | 2-0— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) November 10, 201983′ – Unsurprisingly, TFC now throwing everything forward. Gonzalez is pretty much playing as a forward now.85′ – Sounders make another change. Jordan Morris leaves to big applause.85′ Second Sounders sub: #SoundersMatchday | #MLSCup— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) November 10, 201990′ ⚽️ GOAL – Game over. Ruidiaz lobs it over Westberg after Mavinga and his goalkeeper got their wires crossed. Nothing fancy about that, but it’s very pretty for the home crowd. Seattle 3, Toronto 0 . The Seattle Sounders overcame a nervy first half to defeat Toronto FC 3-1 in the MLS Cup final on Sunday.Goals by Kelvin Leerdam, Victor Rodriguez and Raul Ruidiaz propelled the Sounders to victory in a wild closing 45 minutes, while substitute Jozy Altidore scored in injury time for TFC.  RUIDIAZ SEALS IT FOR SEATTLE!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 10, 201990’+3 ⚽️ GOAL – Altidore hits a powerful header and TFC’s on the board. It’s too little, too late for the visitors. Seattle 3, Toronto 1 .A great finish from a gutsy effort. @JozyAltidore | #TFCLive | #MLSCup— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) November 10, 201990’+5 – Game over!We’ve done it, Seattle! 🏆We are the 2019 MLS Cup Champions!— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) November 10, 2019last_img read more