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One National Heritage Academies Educator Offers Advice

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the summer turns toward back-to-school time, one National Heritage Academies (NHA) educator and leader offers advice on creating a summer learning program that works for your family situation.

Dean of Special Education and Intervention at NHA’s Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy, Megan Dziedzic coordinates a summer learning program for students. She has advice for parents who need guidance in keeping their children engaged in basic math and reading skills over the summer months.

“Families need to make summer learning work for them. It should not be overwhelming,” Dziedzic said. “Set a schedule, make it a part of the routine. Maybe it’s right after breakfast. Read for 20 minutes, so it’s anticipated and consistent. Be sure to set attainable goals, so that everyone feels successful. Most importantly, make it fun.”

Other suggestions from Dziedzic are:

  • Practice math fast facts, fluency is needed at all levels. Have your student practice quick facts while driving, or waiting in line.
  • Pair reading and writing. After your student is done reading, have them write about their favorite part. Writing is an important skill in every grade.
  • Play board or card games as a family. Many games
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Pennsylvania company owned by Warren Buffett discriminated

A Pennsylvania mortgage company owned by billionaire businessman Warren Buffett’s company discriminated against potential Black and Latino homebuyers in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware, the Department of Justice said Wednesday, in what is being called the second-largest redlining settlement in history.Trident Mortgage Co., a division of Berkshire Hathaway’s HomeServices of America, deliberately avoided writing mortgages in minority-majority neighborhoods in West Philadelphia like Malcolm X Park; Camden, New Jersey; and in Wilmington, Delaware, the Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in their settlement with Trident.As part of the agreement with the government, Trident will have to set aside $20 million to make loans in underserved neighborhoods.“Trident’s unlawful redlining activity denied communities of color equal access to residential mortgages, stripped them of the opportunity to build wealth, and devalued properties in their neighborhoods,” said Kristen Clarke, an assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, in a prepared statement.Sen. Vincent Hughes, a Philadelphia Democrat, grew up a few blocks from the West Philadelphia park where a news conference on the settlement was held Wednesday. Hughes said portions of his life have been framed by the discriminatory lending practices that prevent Black and brown communities from building wealth.Hughes’ … Read More

Jared Kushner accused four-star General John Kelly of

Donald Trump’s former chief of staff John Kelly once shoved Ivanka Trump out of the way as he left a fraught Oval Office meeting, Jared Kushner claims.

Writing in his upcoming memoir Breaking History, Kushner paints Kelly as a ‘Jekyll-and-Hyde’-style bully who once assaulted the first daughter while storming past her.   

He recalled: ‘One day he had just marched out of a contentious meeting in the Oval Office. Ivanka was walking down the main hallway in the West Wing when she passed him. Unaware of his heated state of mind, she said, ‘Hello, chief.’ 

He continued: ‘Kelly shoved her out of the way and stormed by. She wasn’t hurt, and didn’t make a big deal about the altercation, but in his rage Kelly had shown his true character.’

Kushner, who served as one of ex-President Donald Trump’s closest advisors, said that the incident occurred following a volatile meeting in the Oval Office, according to the Washington Post.

The date when the incident took place has not been shared, and no further details were given on the meeting that is said to have inflamed Kelly. 

Following the alleged shove, Kelly offered Ivanka a ‘meek apology’ that was accepted. 

John Kelly, pictured

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The Surprising Fight Over Google’s Downtown West Development

An equine-assisted psychotherapist, a renowned organic farmer, and a Rockefeller are among 34 people named in a bizarre real estate case that could delay Google’s long-awaited Silicon Valley expansion.

The suit centers around the disputed ownership of four small patches of roadway in San Jose, where Google wants to build a futuristic campus for tens of thousands of workers. But the origin of the legal battle stretches back to just before the Civil War.

In February 1861, three men bought 300 acres of farmland adjoining San Jose. Frederick Billings was a lawyer who went on to lead the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Archibald Peachy had come to California as a prospector during the Gold Rush, before becoming a developer and politician.

The most famous of the three, Henry Morris Naglee, was known as the “father of Californian brandy” for planting vineyards in the area and later served as a union general during the Civil War.

The men called their purchase Rancho de los Coches (“Ranch of the Carriages”) and eventually platted and subdivided it. But when they sold off some roadside lots, they took the unusual step of ending the parcels at the curbside. The roadways between the lots still

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Why does the Rosetta Stone have 3 kinds of writing?

The famous Rosetta Stone is a black granite slab inscribed with three ancient texts — two Egyptian and one Greek. It ultimately helped researchers decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, whose meaning had eluded historians for centuries. But why did ancient scribes include three different kinds of writing, or scripts, on this iconic stone in the first place?

The reason the stone has a trio of scripts ultimately stems from the legacy of one of Alexander the Great‘s generals. The Greek text on the stone is linked with Egypt’s Ptolemaic dynasty, founded by Ptolemy I Soter, a Greek-speaking Macedonian general of Alexander’s. Alexander conquered Egypt in 332 B.C., and Ptolomy I Soter seized control of the country nine years later following Alexander’s death. (Cleopatra, who died in 30 B.C., was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic line.)

The stone isn’t associated with Ptolemy I Soter, but with his descendant Ptolemy V Epiphanes, whose priests had the inscribed message composed in three different scripts that each played important social roles during the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Related: How do we decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics and other ancient languages?

A French military expedition that was part of Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt unearthed the

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Confessions of a Baseball Analytics Writer

© Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Leiter will always have a special place in my heart. The Rangers’ top pitching prospect was the subject of the very first article I wrote for FanGraphs, which talked about, among other things, the unbelievable carry on his fastball and how it could lead him to big-league success. But we haven’t checked in on Leiter in a while, and well, his Double-A numbers have been ghastly: a 6.24 ERA in 53.1 innings pitched has somewhat muted the hype surrounding the righty. Though it doesn’t really change our outlook on Leiter, it’s still unsettling to see.

Part of that has been his inability to throw strikes, as Leiter is issuing well over five walks per nine innings. But more importantly, Leiter has lost a significant amount of his signature fastball ride in pro ball. Statcast data was available for this year’s Futures Game, during which Leiter’s dozen or so fastballs averaged 16.1 inches of vertical break – a far cry from the 19.9 inches I calculated in that debut article using TrackMan data. It could be a small sample quirk, and yet, the general industry consensus is that Leiter’s fastball is no longer transcendent. That’s

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Martin Shkreli’s Crypto Startup Under Investigation by Two

Image by Getty Images / Drew Angerer

Many of the world’s most rascally rascals will sometimes make the smallest attempts to stay out of trouble, but not Martin Shkreli.

The notorious “pharma bro,” who rose to prominence for jacking the price of a life-saving medication sky high, has officially gotten himself embroiled in two new investigations — just months after getting out of prison.

Shkreli’s new troubles stem from a new medical crypto business he’s opened up called Druglike, which as the Daily Beast reported Tuesday is already drawing the attention of authorities.

It seems like only yesterday Shkreli was announcing the launch of Druglike, despite being banned from the medical industry forever, but then that’s probably because it was Monday, one day prior to the attorneys general hopping on Shkreli’s case.

This, of course, was only after Shkreli joked about smuggling in Kit Kats into his prison cell.

“We started Druglike because in our experience, traditional drug discovery software is too difficult and expensive to use,” Shkreli said in Monday’s press release announcing the new venture. “Underserved and underfunded communities, such as those focused on rare diseases or in developing markets, will also benefit from access to these

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ARCADIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT – GuruFocus.com


ARCADIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CORP/MI
recently filed their 13F report for the second quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-06-30.

The 13F report details which stocks were in a guru’s equity portfolio at the end of the quarter, though investors should note that these filings are limited in scope, containing only a snapshot of long positions in U.S.-listed stocks and American depository receipts as of the quarter’s end. They are not required to include international holdings, short positions or other types of investments. Still, even this limited filing can provide valuable information.

P O BOX 50311 KALAMAZOO, MI 49005

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 287 stocks valued at a total of $448.00Mil. The top holdings were
TMO(4.15%),
AAPL(4.13%),
and
SYK(3.51%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were ARCADIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CORP/MI’s top five trades of the quarter.

Texas Pacific Land Corp

During the quarter, ARCADIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CORP/MI bought 1,585 shares of NYSE:TPL for a total holding of 3,276. The trade had a 0.53% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $1469.74.

On 07/21/2022, Texas Pacific Land Corp traded for a price of $1754.34 per share and

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Top 5 2nd Quarter Trades of AM


AMERICAN ASSETS INC
recently filed their 13F report for the second quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-06-30.

The 13F report details which stocks were in a guru’s equity portfolio at the end of the quarter, though investors should note that these filings are limited in scope, containing only a snapshot of long positions in U.S.-listed stocks and American depository receipts as of the quarter’s end. They are not required to include international holdings, short positions or other types of investments. Still, even this limited filing can provide valuable information.

11455 EL CAMINO REAL #140 SAN DIEGO, CA 921302045

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 10 stocks valued at a total of $289.00Mil. The top holdings were
AAT(74.94%),
WFC(21.71%),
and
XOM(1.04%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were AMERICAN ASSETS INC’s top five trades of the quarter.

American Assets Trust Inc

During the quarter, AMERICAN ASSETS INC bought 180,273 shares of NYSE:AAT for a total holding of 7,287,275. The trade had a 1.85% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $33.55.

On 07/21/2022, American Assets Trust Inc traded for a price of $29.79 per share and a

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GUYASUTA INVESTMENT ADVISORS I – GuruFocus.com


GUYASUTA INVESTMENT ADVISORS INC
recently filed their 13F report for the second quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-06-30.

The 13F report details which stocks were in a guru’s equity portfolio at the end of the quarter, though investors should note that these filings are limited in scope, containing only a snapshot of long positions in U.S.-listed stocks and American depository receipts as of the quarter’s end. They are not required to include international holdings, short positions or other types of investments. Still, even this limited filing can provide valuable information.

285 KAPPA DRIVE PITTSBURGH, PA 15238

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 248 stocks valued at a total of $1.28Bil. The top holdings were
MSFT(5.90%),
TMO(4.46%),
and
MA(4.04%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were GUYASUTA INVESTMENT ADVISORS INC’s top five trades of the quarter.

WestRock Co

The guru sold out of their 366,289-share investment in NYSE:WRK. Previously, the stock had a 1.18% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $47.03 during the quarter.

On 07/21/2022, WestRock Co traded for a price of $41.48 per share and a market cap of $10.57Bil. The stock has returned -12.88% over the past

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