Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Business News HerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Giving Back Kappa Alpha Psi Pasadena Alumni Chapter Launches College Prep Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 11:23 am 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. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News The Pasadena Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi has launched a college prep and mentoring program to prepare young men with the necessary fundamentals needed for college, and help them deal with the every issue that teenagers and young men of color are faced with every day.In partnership with John Marshall Fundamental High School, the program meets a minimum of one Saturday every month.“We are trying to create an all-encompassing program with the goal of building stronger young men and thus building a stronger community,” Pasadena Alumni Polemarch Leonardo Cablayan tells the Los Angeles Sentinel.The program is an off shoot of the Kappa National Program known as Kappa League. Program leader Edward Gorton tells the LA Sentinel that they are currently working with freshman students from Marshall but the program is open to freshmen from all over Pasadena and the surrounding communities.“We are excited about this opportunity and we feel that by beginning this program with freshman they will have the benefit and we will have the benefit of being a part of their lives for the next 4 years and onward as they seek to achieve in higher education,” Gorton said.Kappa Alpha Psi recently celebrated its 106th anniversary. Since its founding on the campus of Indiana University in 1911, it has been the leading African American fraternity in the United States and has alumni and undergraduate chapters throughout across the world.
Ocean acidification, or the lowering of seawater pH, is caused by sequestration of atmospheric CO2 into the oceans. This study investigated the effects of present-day pH 8.0, predicted ocean surface pH for the years 2100 and 2300 (pH 7.7 and pH 7.3, respectively) and an extreme pH (pH 7.0) on fertilisation and embryogenesis in the Antarctic nemertean worm Parborlasia corrugatus and sea urchin Sterechinus neumayeri. Fertilisation success was not affected by pH in P. corrugatus across a range of sperm concentrations. Fertilisation success in S. neumayeri declined significantly in pH 7.0 and 7.3 seawater, but only at a low sperm concentration. Seawater pH had no effect on the rate of egg cleavage in S. neumayeri, or the proportion of abnormal embryos 1-day post-fertilisation. P. corrugatus embryogenesis was also relatively robust to pH changes, with a significant effect detected only when the seawater pH was decreased to 7.0. While fertilisation and early cell division were relatively robust, later development through to the gastrula was sensitive to pH. In S. neumayeri, an effect of pH on development was evident by the gastrula stage, while there were significantly more abnormal P. corrugatus embryos in pH 7.0 up to the blastula stage, and in pH 7.0 and pH 7.3 at the coeloblastula stage. Our results are similar to the observations on other marine invertebrate species where fertilisation and early embryonic development are generally robust to lowered seawater pH, while the older coeloblastula and gastrula stages are more responsive. We also found no evidence to suggest that Antarctic species are more adversely affected by lower seawater pH compared with the findings for non-Antarctic counterparts. We conclude that in the two species we examined, near-future decreases in pH (decreases of a parts per thousand 0.3-0.5 pH units) may not have a significant effect on fertilisation and early embryogenesis, while predicted longer term decreases (decreases of a parts per thousand 0.7-0.77 pH units) could reduce fertilisation success in S. neumayeri if sperm concentrations are low and may increase abnormalities in P. corrugatus during later embryogenesis.