2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Starbucks partners volunteered their time to create the gift collection boxes that are now in 99 Starbucks across the San Gabriel Valley.This holiday season, Hillsides, a foster care charity, has collaborated with Starbucks to place holiday toy collection boxes in 99 Starbucks stores throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The boxes will be in selected stores from December 7 through Christmas, and customers are encouraged to drop off unwrapped toys at any participating Starbucks.“We are very thankful for Starbucks for supporting Hillsides during the holidays,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “Starbucks began its first toy drive for us seven years ago, and over the years, the number of participating stores has doubled. This is a tremendous opportunity for Hillsides to make sure that the children and families we serve will have happy holidays.”Not only is Starbucks hosting the Hillsides toy drive, some 50 Starbucks partners (employees) volunteered their time to construct the 99 boxes for Hillsides.Jennifer Vanderpool, Starbucks Pasadena district manager, hopes the toy drive will collect 5,000 holiday toys for the children. For a list of all participating Starbucks, please visit Hillsides website at www.hillsides.org.About HillsidesHillsides provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where children and youth can thrive. Headquartered in Pasadena, the agency and its affiliation with Bienvenidos serves 13,000 children and families in Los Angeles County throughout its 35 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services in approved resource family homes serve families in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. To learn more about both agencies, visit www.Hillsides.org and www.Bienvenidos.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena. Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Business News Community News Holiday Toy Collection Boxes for Hillsides Placed in 99 Starbucks Stores From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 4:27 pm Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website read more
Thomas C. Schelling, whose pioneering work in game theory and understanding the “subtle tension … between conflict and cooperation” helped steady the Cold War’s nervous nuclear standoff, died Dec. 13.Schelling, a 2005 Nobel Prize winner in economics, provided a new way of looking at issues as disparate as nuclear strategy, climate change, and addictive behavior. At the height of his influence on public policy in the 1960s, he advised President John Kennedy during the Berlin Crisis, came up with the idea of a hotline between Washington and Moscow, and even provided the intellectual seed for the black comedy “Dr. Strangelove.”Schelling was 95.Among his many achievements, Schelling was a major figure in shaping the modern Harvard Kennedy School. In 1969, he was one of the School’s so-called “founding fathers,” helping design a new curriculum not for public administrators, but for a new generation of leaders literate in public policy. Schelling described the group of leading thinkers from around the School as “distinguished misfits.” The School’s core was a mix of political scientists, statisticians, economists, and decision theorists that included himself, Richard Neustadt, Philip Heymann, Howard Raiffa, Fred Mosteller, and Francis Bator.Before his Kennedy School years, Schelling also co-founded the Center for International Affairs in 1958, which was renamed the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in 1998. The other founders were Robert Bowie, Henry Kissinger, and Edward Mason. The center was founded at the height of the Cold War, with much attention given to warfare theory and arms control research. There was little recognition of the field of international relations at the time.“Tom was the most lucid, most incisive, most insightful mind among the stellar band of founding fathers of Harvard’s Kennedy School,” said former Kennedy School dean Graham Allison, the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the School. “As he said, had he or Howard or Fred Mosteller or Dick Neustadt fit entirely into a department of economics or statistics or political science, they would have stayed there. Instead, while having one foot planted squarely in their disciplines, they simultaneously wanted to venture forth with the other to a new frontier.”Schelling was always proud of the growth of the Kennedy School as well as of the proliferation of similar schools around the country. “I don’t think anybody ever anticipated such growth,” he said.“Tom Schelling and a handful of other brilliant and dedicated scholars developed a new approach to teaching public leaders how to make better public policy, and they put that approach into action,” said Douglas Elmendorf, dean of the Kennedy School and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy. “Without Tom Schelling, the Kennedy School as we know it today would not exist, and the world would be poorer for that.”Thomas Schelling received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1946 and joined the Harvard faculty in 1958. Photo by Martha StewartSchelling was born in Oakland, Calif., in 1921. He fell into economics, he said, because the economics papers he read shared his way of looking at social problems as puzzles. He went to Harvard for his Ph.D. in 1946, leaving after his course work ended to work on the Marshall Plan and then at the Truman White House. (He wrote most of his dissertation at night, working alone, after he had finished his “day job.”) He joined the Harvard faculty in 1958, while also working at the RAND Corp., where strategic thinking was a priority.While working on the problems of a surprise nuclear attack, Schelling recalled, “I was doing it substantially as an intellectual puzzle. But as I worked through it, I realized it was a genuine, live problem.”Perhaps Schelling’s most influential work was the 1960 book “The Strategy of Conflict.” The book focused, broadly speaking, on how parties that are ostensibly opposed can find ways to cooperate, said Richard Zeckhauser, the Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy, one of the many influential economists who saw Schelling as a mentor.Harvard Kennedy School Oral History: Thomas Schelling Thomas C. Schelling was among the voices in the oral history project at Harvard Kennedy School, which was produced January 2014. “Tom made the observation, now widely accepted but then not fully recognized, that war is far from a zero-sum game,” said Zeckhauser, who studied under Schelling as an undergraduate and later worked alongside him. “His big insight was that the United States and the U.S.S.R. had an immense joint interest in avoiding a nuclear war.”In true Schelling style, the complex problems of superpower nuclear strategy were boiled down to the simplicity of a Wild West duel: “If both were assured of living long enough to shoot back with unimpaired aim, there would be no advantage in jumping the gun and little reason to fear that the other would try it.”His theory’s importance in Washington in the 1960s could not be overstated. Former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara wrote, “[Schelling’s] view permeated civilian leadership under Kennedy … to a remarkable degree.”Beyond his advice to Kennedy during the height of Cold War tensions and his efforts to diffuse them, such as the creation of what became known in popular culture as the “red telephone” connecting the Kremlin to the White House, Schelling’s influence made him a target for criticism. Some saw his fingerprints on national security policies such as the bombing campaigns in Vietnam and President Richard Nixon’s use of the “madman theory.” His power waned after he publicly opposed the 1970 invasion of Cambodia.Later, Schelling turned his attention to a wide range of policy issues, including racial segregation, traffic congestion, and climate change. His work on rationality and how individuals could control their own behavior led him to work on substance abuse and addiction.Schelling is survived by his wife, Alice, and by four sons.SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fujQaAgqgxQ” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/fujQaAgqgxQ/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> read more
80SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michelle Harbinak Shapiro Michelle Shapiro has more than a 15 years of experience in the banking industry to her role as Financial Services Industry Expert at Hyland Software. Her mission is to share … Web: www.onbase.com Details The digital transformation era is upon us. Cultivating better engagement with members and improving the overall member experience is a goal of every credit union. To differentiate your institution from the competition, not only do you need to focus on the member experience, but you need to be strategic about the way your technology supports your employees in this quest.You need to empower your employees with the member information they need, when they need it. Meaning, immediately.While on their digital transformation journeys, many financial institutions are reevaluating their existing technologies, including their core banking platforms, and are connecting different data siloes across the credit union. It’s no secret, converting from an existing core banking platform, or even just upgrading, is a major project that impacts the entire credit union and its members. And we all know it’s painful for the institution.Like, root canal without Novocain painful. Fieldtrip bound, trapped on an old, hot school bus with 30 screaming kids after a long night of celebrating the Cavs’ playoff victory painful. Having your mother-in-law visit for months painful. Ease the painWhat does a core banking platform change mean for credit unions’ other systems? Does it change their enterprise content management (ECM) platform and strategy? Should it? The questions I am getting from credit unions are all along the lines of “If I change my core, can I still integrate my existing ECM with the new system?” At this point in the ECM game, integrations seem like a basic thing to offer. However, what’s causing many credit unions a lot of angst right now is just that – if they change their core, they have to rethink ECM, too.But, maybe that’s not such a bad thing. If credit unions don’t have a true ECM system, they’re probably up against a wall with a core provider’s document imaging component. If they decide to switch cores, or have to consolidate and share content from multiple acquired credit unions, it is impossible to do so without an independent ECM solution that can grow and evolve with other technology improvements.So, while the drive for digital transformation and enhanced member service is causing many to take another look at their cores, in the long-term, it also makes sense to consider how to evolve their content management strategy. They’re growing and changing, and making sure they’re investing in a flexible ECM solution that can grow and change with them is imperative. Your credit union simply can’t afford to have your data held captive in silos. Especially if you’re trying to improve your member experience. read more
During Wednesday’s press conference Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he will be signing an executive stay at home order for the state of Florida.All Floridians are to stay at home unless they are doing essential activities.“I’m going to be doing an executive order directing all Floridians to limit movements and personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities,” DeSantis announced.
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