12 Jun

Calvary Presbyterian Church: Get Out of Church Hands-On Mission Seminar

first_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Your email address will not be published.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 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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Faith & Religion News Calvary Presbyterian Church: Get Out of Church Hands-On Mission Seminar Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | 5:03 pm HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Make a comment Subscribe 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Mission and Stewardship Committee and the Christian Life Formation Committee are pleased and excited to join together to sponsor Get Out of Church, Calvary’s first hands-on mission seminar. It will begin Sunday, February 19th, 11:30 a.m., in South Parlor.The purpose of the seminar is to study the possibilities for and to identify one or more medium to long term hands-on (as distinguished from fund-raising) projects in which Calvary members are willing to participate and which will both spread God’s love to others (mission) and help the project participants intensify their own personal faith (Christian life formation). The premise for the seminar is that while every kind of Christian education and every spiritual discipline can help build one’s faith, nothing can be as effective as personal participation in the projection of Christ into the world through direct personal contact with others.The seminar will be led by Pastor Rex McDaniel and will feature some guest speakers, but success in selecting any ongoing mission programs will depend mainly on investigations and evaluations by the seminar participants. There is one prerequisite for those interested to join and be part of the seminar: You must have an open mind to the possibility of actually taking part in a hands-on mission project if the seminar results in the selection of one to try. Please understand that you are not being asked for a promise to be involved in something which has yet to be identified – just that if and when the time comes you will give prayerful consideration to becoming a part of the group which carries the venture forward.Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, (626) 799-7148 or visit www.southpaspres.info. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

4 Jun

House unfit for human habitation claims Southill resident

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Print Facebook Previous articleTreacy and co in court for keeping horsesNext articleEuro-5 engines for new Golf Estate admin NewsLocal NewsHouse unfit for human habitation claims Southill residentBy admin – June 25, 2009 598 center_img Email Twitter A Southill resident, who wished not to be identified, says his home of 40 years is no longer fit for human habitation.The 62-year-old who has lived in O’Malley Park since the house was built in 1969, said, “I want to be rehoused somewhere decent”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over the years, he has watched the Corporation board up and demolish the houses that surround his own.He told the Limerick Post these derelict properties adjacent to his are now being used to dump rubbish.This has created what he described as a, “vermin infestation”.He also claims that he cannot open any windows because disease-carrying flies that have gathered at the rubbish outside will enter his home.He is now surrounded by these empty houses and has few close neighbours.His own home has now fallen into disrepair and he sees little point in maintaining it as the dwellings around him are covered with overgrowth and litter.As he does not own the house, he feels he is being neglected by Limerick City Council.“If it was my house, I would have been rehoused somewhere comfortable now, but because it’s not, they don’t want to know”.He says he has been trying desperately to be relocated along with his two sons, “I have been up and down to City Hall and I’m getting nowhere”.This frustration led him to stop paying his rent three months ago. He argues: “Nobody should have to live in the environment that I do”.The housing department at City Hall was not available for comment. WhatsApplast_img read more

12 May

Scott Stringer accepts some real estate money as mayoral rivals rake in cash

first_imgMessage* Share via Shortlink Message* Email Address* Email Address* Contact Kathryn Brenzel TagsPoliticsReal Estate and Politics Full Name* Email Address* Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Clockwise from left: Scott Stringer, Eric Adams, Shaun Donovan and Ray McGuire (Getty/Photo illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)More than a year ago, the New York Post, citing unnamed sources, reported that Comptroller Scott Stringer would join a growing list of mayoral candidates rejecting campaign contributions from the real estate industry.That wasn’t quite true, it turns out: Landlords, brokers and other real estate players gave $10,560 to the city comptroller’s mayoral campaign in the past six months, according to an analysis by The Real Deal.Stringer’s campaign, which was quoted in the Post story and for nearly a year did not refute it, told TRD last week that its ban applies only to developers.A spokesperson for Stringer said the campaign made a pledge at the start of 2019 to stop taking developers’ money. But it was a silent pledge. “We just made the decision to stop,” the spokesperson said.“To make sure the price of admission to our city isn’t a $2 million condo, Scott will fundamentally change the paradigm when it comes to development,” the spokesperson said in a statement.One notable contributor to Stringer was Bess Freedman, the head of Brown Harris Stevens, who donated $500 last month. Employees of the brokerage donated $2,950 to Stringer in all during the half-year period.To be sure, the other mayoral candidates who have raised more than $1 million — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Wall Street exec Ray McGuire and former housing official Shaun Donovan — have accepted far more real estate money than Stringer. The three received a total of more than $369,000 in contributions of $1,000 or more from real estate and construction interests over the same six months.Read moreStringer launches campaign, taking aim at real estateMayoral hopeful Stringer unveils housing planMayoral race goes from bad to worse for real estate Message* Contact Kevin Sun Full Name* Full Name* Message* Contact Keith Larsen Media coverage has mentioned — erroneously, it turns out — Stringer’s real estate money ban on a number of occasions without being corrected by his campaign.“Stringer has stopped taking real estate money,” City & State wrote last January, two weeks after the Post story.Six months later, Gotham Gazette wrote, “Whether or not candidates accept real estate-linked campaign donations is already splitting the likely Democratic mayoral field, with, for example, Adams taking them and both Comptroller Scott Stringer and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson saying they are refusing such funds.” (Johnson has since dropped out.)When Stringer formally entered the mayoral race in September, Politico noted, “Stringer currently has $2.3 million in his campaign warchest — more than any other mayoral candidate. He had been relying on maximum donations from real estate executives before that became a lightning rod when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won office in 2018.”The Post calculated Stringer’s overall haul from the industry at $859,000 since 2014. Stringer’s decision to stop accepting contributions from developers was not applied retroactively, although he did return the portion of donations above $2,000 to participate in the city’s enhanced matching-funds program.Here is a look at the other three $1 million-and-more fundraisers.Eric AdamsAs of the mid-January campaign finance disclosure, covering the previous six months, Adams had raised the most money — $8.6 million. In the past six months he received $80,500 in 47 donations of $1,000 or more from real estate and construction sources. Of those, 33 were for the $2,000 maximum for candidates participating in the city’s 8-to-1 matching-funds program.Adams’ recent four-figure real estate donations came from a variety of industry players. Sanford, Jonathan and Joanna Sirulnick of multifamily firm Ditmas Management gave $2,000 apiece, as did VI Development Group CEO Terence Park and Israel Neiman of Sequoia Development Group.One noteworthy, non-real estate $2,000 donor to Adams was MSG Entertainment CEO James Dolan, who is counting on the city to renew the Garden’s operating permit, which expires in 2023. Dolan also gave Donovan and McGuire $5,100, the maximum for candidates not in the 8-to-1 program. (Donovan opted for an older version of the program with has a 6-to-1 match, up to $1,050 per donor.)Ray McGuireMcGuire hasn’t shied away from real estate donations either. The former Citigroup vice chairman recently told TRD that he would accept money from anyone whose interests and vision for the city are “aligned” with his own.Counting only four-figure donations, industry professionals have provided more than $207,000 to his campaign, according to the January filing.Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (whom McGuire has called a mentee), iStar’s Jay Sugarman, Ogden CAP Properties’ Philip Milstein, Cayre Management’s Jared Epstein and Rudin Management’s Beth DeWoody each gave the maximum amount of $5,100.It appears that Square Foot president Michael Colacino and Joe Rose, chair of Rose Urban Strategies, gave McGuire more than the maximum permitted. Filings show that Colacino donated $3,333 over the limit and that Rose gave $5,100 twice. A spokesperson for McGuire’s campaign didn’t respond to requests for comment.Other industry executives, including Stonehenge Partners’ CEO Ofer Yardeni, developer William Macklowe, CBRE’s New York Tri-State Region CEO Mary Ann Tighe, Olshan Properties CEO Andrea Olshan and Lee & Associates president James Wacht, also contributed to McGuire.Shaun DonovanReal estate contributions of $1,000 or more to Donovan’s campaign totaled at least $82,200, according to TRD’s analysis.Donovan served as the city’s commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development from 2004 to 2009 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and as the Obama administration’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2009 to 2014. He’s received campaign contributions from several of the city’s big real estate players.Silverstein Properties chairman Larry Silverstein, Rockrose Development CEO Henry Elghanayan and Andrea Olshan each donated the maximum $5,100. CBRE’s Mary Ann Tighe, Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital group head Alan Wiener and Durst Organization chief development officer Alexander Durst each donated $2,000.Loews Hotels chairman Jonathan Tisch and wife Lizzie each donated $5,100, as did M&T Realty Capital president and CEO Michael Berman, and Fisher Brothers partner Winston Fisher.Contact Erik Engquist Full Name*last_img read more

18 Nov

Suspected plague killed 42 in Congo, WHO says

first_img The low case-fatality ratio is unusual for pneumonic plague, which suggests that the number of suspected cases may be overestimated, the WHO stated. The outbreaks, which include 626 suspected cases, occurred between Jul 31 and Oct 8 in two health zones in the Haut-Uele district, most of them in the Wamba zone of Oriental province in the northern part of the country. The plague bacterium, Yersinia pestis, circulates mainly among rodents and their fleas but occasionally spreads to humans. It is transmitted primarily by flea bites, direct contact, or inhalation of contaminated respiratory droplets. Oct 19, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization reported last week that 42 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) died recently of suspected pneumonic plague. Plague kills 30% to 60% of infected people if left untreated, but it can be effectively treated with antibiotics and other measures if diagnosed in time, according to the WHO. Pneumonic plague accounts for only 2% of plague cases. About 99% of all plague cases and deaths occur in Africa. The agency said a team from Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), the WHO, and the provincial health ministry carried out the initial investigation. Disease surveillance was being stepped up, and authorities were implementing case management, contact tracing, and sensitization measures in the outbreak area. May 27, 2005, CIDRAP News article “Plague outbreak highlighted ongoing problem in Africa”center_img In rapid diagnostic tests in the field, three of eight samples were positive for pneumonic plague, the least common but most lethal form of the disease. Further laboratory analysis was underway, the WHO said. Oct 13 WHO statement on plague outbreakhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_10_13/en/ See also: In June the WHO reported that 100 people in the DRC had died of suspected pneumonic plague. Nineteen of the deaths occurred in Ituri district in the northeastern Oriental province, a plague hotbed. CIDRAP plague overviewlast_img read more

27 Sep

Risk of divorce drops with every year of marriage (UK research)

first_imgMailOnline 8 February 2016If you are in your first few blissful years of marriage, you might want to look away now.For a study has found that for every a year a couple stays together, the less likely they are to divorce – and it’s the first decade that’s the hardest.So while honeymooning couples have a one in four chance of splitting, for those who reach their golden wedding anniversary it’s just one in 1,500.The odds, which were worked out for the Marriage Foundation think-tank, have cast doubt on the apparent ‘silver splitter’ trend which says divorce and separation are becoming more common among older couples.Official figures have pointed to a worrying rise in divorce rates among the over-45s and a doubling of numbers of divorcees aged over 65.However, Marriage Foundation analyst Harry Benson said that the ‘silver divorce’ trend is down to the fact people are marrying at older ages.He added: ‘Divorces are happening among older generations, but rates by year of marriage are almost unchanged since the 1970s.‘With each year that a couple makes their relationship work, the easier it becomes for them to stay together.’ The report, based on ONS statistics, found that the risk of divorce for a couple married for ten years is one in four.But after 20 years it drops to one in eight, while being together for 30 years means your risk is just one in 25.And after 40 years, the chance of splitting is down to one in 150. At the 50th wedding anniversary the prospect of divorce has shrunk to a tiny one in 1,500.READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3436483/Risk-divorce-drops-year-marriage-newlyweds-one-four-chance-splitting-chance-one-1-500-couples-reach-golden-anniversary.htmllast_img read more

26 Aug

Lakers’ Anthony Brown credits Luke Walton for confidence in his shooting

first_imgYet, Brown has encountered a precarious position. The difference between an efficient performance (4-of-4 vs. Sacramento on Oct. 4) and a poor showing (1 of 5 vs. Denver on Oct. 7) could depend on how much a handful of shots go in the basket. He also has few opportunities to build a rhythm. “I’d be lying if I said I don’t think about it,” Brown said. “If you only get three or four shots, you want to make a good percentage. You know you’re not getting 15 or 20 where you’re evening it out. But at the same time, you have to let it go and let it fly.”Walton, who played as reserve in his 10-year NBA career, understands the difficult job description.“It is hard, especially for a shooter not to know how many shots you’re going to get or when they’re going to come,” Walton said. “Maybe you’re going to play or maybe you’re not. You have to always be ready. I think he’s done a good job. He never complains. He works.”Joking aroundThe Lakers used to feel frustrated with Nick Young’s defense. Now they have become so impressed, they have started to joke about his potential.His teammates have jokingly likened Young to other former and current NBA defensive specialists, including Bruce Bowen, Gary Payton, Dennis Rodman and Tony Allen. “He’s been doing a great job, but I don’t have any comparisons for him on defense,” Walton said. “I’m just happy he’s playing it.”Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. offered a warning, though. “If Nick ever stole a rebound from me, I’d trip him as we run up and down the court,” Nance said. “He knows better. Plus he can’t jump that high.” The positive reinforcement touched D’Angelo Russell, who feels emboldened as the Lakers’ leader. It assuaged Jordan Clarkson, who has accepted a bench role without complaint. It motivated Brandon Ingram, who has viewed his reserve role less as a demotion and more as a drive to improve.It turns out Luke Walton’s coaching approach has even extended toward players low on the depth chart. With second-year forward Anthony Brown facing inconsistency last season with his outside shooting, Walton has outlined one specific message. “Even if you make 50 in a row or miss 50 in a row,” Walton told Brown, “keep shooting it.”It seems highly unlikely Brown will have the luxury of experiencing such elation or agony. He averaged 3.16 points on a 46.6 percent clip in only 8.3 minutes per contest through six preseason appearances. Like in exhibition play, Brown will enter the Lakers’ season opener on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center fighting for playing time behind a prized rookie (Ingram) and a steady veteran (Luol Deng).“So there’s only so many minutes out there,” Walton said. “But he’s been very solid.” But after averaging four points on 31 percent shooting in 20.7 minutes his rookie season, Brown attributed Walton’s message toward boosting his relatively improved efficiency. “The biggest difference is knowing that it doesn’t matter if I’m not playing or I’m playing in the whole game,” said Brown, a former standout at Ocean View High School. “Coach still has the belief in me that I can shoot the ball.”Whether Brown can shoot the ball consistently this season will likely determine the significance of his role, let alone whether the Lakers will retain his two-year contract worth a guaranteed $2 million. The Lakers had selected Brown with the No. 34 pick in the 2015 NBA draft after shooting 41.1 percent from 3-point range his previous two seasons at Stanford.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more