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. Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it This sermon was delivered by the Rev. Pastor Greg Waybright, Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Gregory L. Waybright was president of Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He assumed this position on September 1, 1995. Prior to working at Trinity, Dr. Waybright had been pastor of the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In his 20 years as a pastor he has also served as senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande, California and as assistant pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Racine, Wisconsin. Prior to 1978, Dr. Waybright served in ministry roles with youth and music in churches in Wisconsin and Illinois. For more than four years he served as music director and soloist for the Guenter Tesch Evangelistic Association, headquartered in Hamburg, West Germany. This mission work provided Dr. Waybright with ministry opportunities throughout Western Europe, Scandinavia, and India.Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 844-4700 or visitÂ www.lakeave.org. Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Sermons and Lessons Video: Two Kinds of Trials: Poverty and Wealth Delivered by REV. GREG WAYBRIGHT, LAKE AVENUE CHURCH Published on Monday, February 3, 2014 | 4:02 pm HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website
Do you have money on your mind? If so, you’re not alone. A recent GOBankingRates survey found that one in four Americans think about money more than anything else.To make the most of your money this year in order to get ahead financially in 2016, now is the time to get serious. Take these 10 steps before year’s end to rein in spending, save more and lower your tax bill.Create a Budget for the HolidaysTo avoid going overboard with holiday spending, create a budget now, said Nick Bradfield, founder of subscription-based financial advising firm Divvy Investments. “If we start to budget early, then we may be able to find some ways to either cut back on things or save up a bit for the holidays so that the credit cards don’t swell,” he said.Think of budgeting as making better choices rather than cutting out things, Bradfield said. Review your bank statement from the past month to see where your money went. Then pinpoint expenses that can be scaled back. Create a plan for the next month so you’ll be on track to have enough cash to cover holiday expenses. continue reading » 65SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MI -A researched based company, ranks Interlochen Arts Academy as one of the top five best high schools for the arts in America.One teen in pursuit of his dreams, packed his bags prior to Labor Day Weekend and moved to the boarding school 15 miles south of Traverse City.“I love guitar so much I thought it was a huge opportunity,” said newcomer Jacob Bruski, “and when I got the acceptance letter, it was just …amazing.”Here’s Bruski standing outside of his new home at Interlochen.The 16-year-old is a guitarist and will study music for his junior and senior years. Four years of experience and attending music camp at the school this summer, opened up this young teen’s eyes to attend the prestigious boarding school.Bruski talks about the growth he would make between now and his return home after the next few months.“I know the guitar teacher here. I’ve already met him and he’s just fantastic. And he has assured both me, my parents, that when I come back by Thanksgiving…my playing would be unrecognizable.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious ‘We have a good time’ at Labor Day Show in TawasNext Horse Show coming to the Alpena County Fairgrounds
Paris, France | AFP | Jemima Sumgong, the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic marathon gold when she triumphed at Rio in 2016, has failed an out-of-competition dope test, reports claimed Friday.The 32-year-old, who is also the reigning London Marathon champion, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO in a test by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in her native Kenya, the BBC reported.“We can confirm that an anti-doping rule violation case concerning Jemima Sumgong has commenced this week,” www.bbc.com quoted the IAAF as saying in a statement.“The athlete tested positive for EPO following a no-notice test in Kenya.”The IAAF did not respond when asked by AFP for confirmation of the report early Friday.Sumgong starred at the London Marathon last year, defying the odds to win despite suffering a bruising fall.Steeled by her success in London, she then became the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic marathon gold in Rio.Sumgong defeated Ethiopia’s world champion Mare Dibaba to confirm her status as the world’s number one marathon runner of the year.Before claims of a positive drugs test emerged, Sumgong said she was looking forward to returning to London to defend her title on April 23.“London is the marathon every runner wants to win,” she said. “I can’t wait to return to defend my title.”Tim Hadzima, general manager at Abbott World Marathon Majors, organiser of the world’s largest marathons including London, said the organisation was “distressed” by the reports, but said that “if true, they indicate that we are gaining ground in our long-standing fight against doping”.At the Rio Olympics, Sumgong defied temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius (82F) to claim an historic gold medal in a race which finished at the city’s famed Sambodromo.“It was very hot but everybody had to get through the heat. I had to control my body and listen to my body very carefully,” said Sumgong, who added that victory made up for her disappointing showing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “I was in Beijing but I was pretty disappointed that I wasn’t able to win a medal or make it on the podium, but I knew one time, one day, I’d be somewhere,” she said.“I was never worried that I’d lose this. At the 40km I knew the gold was mine.”– Tarnished image –Earlier this year, Sumgong was one of a number of top Kenyan athletes who welcomed a new initiative to stop doping, which has tarnished their image, in which they agreed to be monitored by doctors appointed by the IAAF and Athletics Kenya.“It will be easy for us now to communicate with these doctors before we take any medicine when the need arises,” said Sumgong.In July last year, an investigation by German television channel ARD and Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper alleged that doping is rife at the elite training centre in Iten.Sumgong’s former training partner, the 2014 Chicago and Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo, is serving a four-year ban after also testing positive for EPO.Athletics Kenya chief Jackson Tuwei warned that any athlete who failed to comply would not be selected to represent Kenya in international competitions.“Forty-nine athletes have been found to have violated the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code in the past five years but were cautioned according to the laws of the land and WADA code,” said Tuwei.News of Sumgong’s test was welcomed by other athletes. US distance runner Emma Coburn, a bronze medallist in the 3,000m steeplechase at last year’s Olympics, applauded the IAAF’s out-of-competition testing.“Out of competition testing is so important!! Well done, IAAF. I hope to see more productive results from no-notice out of competition tests,” Coburn wrote on Twitter. Share on: WhatsApp
Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna, pictured with Bella, his 14-year old canine companion who died in January, has ushered in inititiatives that offer additional protections for pets. Photo courtesy Pat MennaRED BANK – Pets certainly deserve our protection and Red Bank’s mayor is making that a priority, winning support from Sen. Jennifer Beck. “There has to be a recognition that we owe a special responsibility to pets,” said Mayor Pasquale Menna, a longtime dog owner, referencing some steps the borough has taken recently to ensure greater protection for pets and animals and to shore up penalties for those who don’t adhere to their responsibilities. “They’re not toys; it’s a lifetime commitment, that continues after the cuteness of the puppy stage is over,” Menna continued, speaking of pet owners’ responsibilities.The borough council had adopted an ordinance at its March 11 meeting that puts in place stricter requirements – including limiting tethering a dog to no more than seven hours in a 24- hour period and prohibiting tethering during unduly hot and cold temperatures or inclement weather among other restrictions – and sterner penalties for dog owners who keep their pets tethered for long periods. The ordinance also requires any driver who injures an animal to immediately stop, provide assistance and contact the police to report it.A conviction for violating the ordinance has fines ranging upward of $1,000, according to the ordinance.Menna, a lawyer who has worked as a prosecutor in a number of municipalities for many years, has found, “penalties for animal cruelty are woefully insufficient.”Those who do commit acts of animal cruelty have a fairly high rate of recidivism and can be inclined toward “transferring a lot of that aggression onto humans,” numerous studies have indicated, he pointed out.“It’s a social problem that has to be nipped in the bud,” Menna said.Menna noted during the March 19-20 snowstorm a dog owner kept the pet out on a short leash for hours during the storm. That may not have been animal cruelty under state statute. But, “Is that a violation of the tethering law? Yes it is,” the mayor asked and answered.The council is now considering an ordinance that would place additional requirements on pet stores and breeders to protect the animals and customers. There hasn’t been any concerns with how the borough’s one pet shop has operated, “But I think it’s the responsible thing to do,” the mayor said.The council last year took another step in support of animals with the adoption of resolution asking state legislators to endorse a plan that could save some cats and dogs used in medical research. The resolution was inspired by a Minnesota law allowing healthy animals used in research to be placed up for adoption, instead of being largely euthanize, as has been the practice.Red Bank was the first municipality in the state to pass the resolution and since then 30 others have joined in, according to Menna.And Sen. Beck, (R-11), a borough resident and former councilwoman, has heard the call and offered her support.Beck has introduced a bill in the Senate dovetailing off the Red Bank resolution based upon her conversation with Menna, the senator said.“This will reinforce that our society and community in New Jersey would like to see these animals find a loving home,” Beck said.Beck, who said “I am truly an animal lover,” has another bill in committee presently, commonly called “Cheyenne’s Bill,” that would require mental health evaluations for those older than 18, charged and convicted of animal abuse and the results would be in a state attorney general’s database. State law mandates only for minors but not for adults.This bill was in response to an animal trainer charged with abusing animals in his care, according to Beck.Menna last year advocated for and council approved a measure to have what was called the “Dog Days of Summer” – closing the eastern end of Monmouth Street to vehicular traffic one weekday evening a week, allowing owners to walk freely with their leashed pets. Many non-food businesses on the street cooperated and permitted the two- and four-legged customers the run of the space, often offering treats for the pet.He hopes to again have a designated night to do it this summer and he would like to see more businesses follow suit. Menna would like to have restaurants and other food establishments eventually permitted to allow well-behaved pets on premises – a common practice in European cities, he said.State statute has long prohibited non-service animals from retail and wholesale food establishments, for health and safety concerns, according to David Henry health officer for the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission.Menna, on the other hand, contended that approach is “antiquated” and will hopefully be revisited.If he had been asked about 14 years ago if he was an “animal lover,” Menna suspected his answer would have been not really. But now, having had 14 years with Bella, his pet yellow lab who died in January, he acknowledged his answer is different.“The more time you spend with animals,” he maintained, “the more you wish a lot more people were like animals.”— By John Burton
WELCOME BACK!! Jockey Victor Espinoza acknowledges the crowd after Thursday’s second race at Santa Anita, his first mount since winning last Saturday’s Dubai World Cup aboard 2014 Santa Anita Derby winner, California Chrome. With his win on Saturday, California Chrome is now racing’s all-time leading money winner, with career earnings of more than $12 million. “Chrome” is scheduled to make the final start of his legendary career in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.
Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Breaking#Facebook#Government#international#news#politics#web Zimbabwe tends to remain out of the media spotlight, despite having one of the worst and most enduring dictatorships in the world. One of the reasons for this invisibility is that its resident tinhorn, Robert Mugabe, has outlawed independent domestic media and refused to allow international media in. But people have a passion for news and that passion has gotten 45 Zimbabweans arrested and charged with treason in the southern African country. Their crime is having watched DVDs of recorded news coverage of the uprising in Egypt. The 46 initially arrested on February 19 (one has been freed) included “lawyers, students, and trade unionists,” according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. According to the Guardian, the Zimbabweans had been attending a meeting a called “Revolt in Egypt and Tunisia: What lessons can be learnt by Zimbabwe and Africa?” The security forces seized two DVDs of North African uprising coverage, a video projector and a laptop computer.Although Mugabe allowed opposition figure Morgan Tsvangirai to join the government last year, it seems clear the move was cosmetic and neither Tsvangirai nor his party or any other opposition figures have been able to make much headway in restoring civil society to a country that was once known as the “breadbasket of Southern Africa” and is now known as a wasteland. Facebook User ArrestedDespite a lack of penetration of online media in Zimbabwe, the country has had bloggers and groups that used blogs and other social media to report on the government’s war against the poor squatters who set up shantytowns in the country’s larger cities. Now, Vikas Mavhudzi has become the first Zimbabwean Facebook user to be arrested. Also earlier this month, Mavhudzi left a comment on the Facebook account of Morgan Tsvangirai and was arrested for “subverting a constitutional government,” according to SW Radio Africa. “I am overwhelmed, I don’t want to say Mr. or PM what happened in Egypt is sending shockwaves to dictators around the world. No weapon but unity of purpose worth emulating, hey.”Both of these situations had in common a paranoid, violent regime that takes even interest in actions which happened a continent away as a direct threat to its continued power. Mugabe, originally a fighter against the British and an exemplar of peaceful transition from colonial to post-colonial rule, has become a poster child for the kind of “leader” who will do anything whatsoever to retain that rule, including destroying his country. Anonymous had earlier targeted the country’s government in a series of distributed denial of services attacks. It is uncertain what, if anything, the group is still doing. Zimbabwe is another country the world has taken its eyes off of during the so-called Jasmine Revolution. For the time being, Zimbabwe continues to work with the Chinese on a vast nationwide electronic eavesdropping center outside the capital city Harare. The intent is to be able to spy on any communication of any kind, including email, from the center. If anyone from the Anonymous organization reads this, they are encouraged to give us all an update on their efforts in the comments. Mugabe photo from Wikimedia Commons | Zimbabwe sunset by Martin Addison curt hopkins The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
One of the satellite events coinciding with the American Institute of Architects 2011 Convention, which began on May 12 in New Orleans, was the announcement of the winner of a design challenge presented by DesignByMany, a web-based community of design professionals and others interested in building-design technology. The focus of this particular challenge: provide design source files for affordable single-family homes that could be built in the New Orleans area’s hurricane-battered neighborhoods.Designers participating in the challenge were asked to develop plans for code-compliant houses in the shotgun architectural style common to the city (particularly the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward), but also to take the houses’ energy efficiency performance well beyond code by “striving to achieve” the Passivhaus standard. The challenge asked the designers to work with either of two building sizes – a two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath with 1,000 sq. ft. of treated area, or a three-bedroom, two-bath with 1,250 sq. ft. of treated area. Lot size was limited to 40 by 104 ft.The winning design, Low Cost / Low Energy House, presented by Sustainable.TO, based in Toronto, Canada, is one of at least 16 designs posted submitted by the May 1 challenge deadline and judged by a panel that includes Alejandra Lillo, cofounder of Los Angeles-based design firm Undisclosable; David Basulto, cofounder of architecture website ArchDaily; Calvin Kam, director of industry programs and a consulting assistant professor at Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering; Tray Trahan, of Trahan Architects in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Corey Saft, assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and Katrin Klingenberg, executive director and lead designer at E-co lab, a nonprofit community housing development organization, and, as she is best known to GBA readers, co-founder of Passive House Institute U.S.Rising to the challengeDesignByMany users were encouraged to vote for their favorite designs until May 8, and the top 10 vote-getters are now under review by the judges. The top pick was featured on DesignReform — a source of free architecture tutorials, and DesignByMany’s host site – on May 12, the first day of the AIA National Convention. Winner Sustainable.TO also receives an HP Designjet T2300 PostScript eMFP, billed as the world’s first web-connected printer with scan, print, and copy functionality (Hewlett-Packard is DesignByMany’s sponsor).DesignByMany notes that the challenge was inspired in part by the Fairview House in Urbana, Illinois, an affordable Passivhaus that since 2006 has been home to Beth Simpson, a social worker who, after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, moved to Urbana, where she continues doing social work. Other residential projects cited as precedent for the challenge include some of the energy efficient houses designed for the Make It Right redevelopment initiative and Corey Saft’s 204House, a 1,200-sq.-ft. three-bedroom, two-bath in Lafayette.