First United Methodist Church’s Arts Committee Presents Janell Mithani

first_imgHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Janell Mithani. Photo courtesy JanellMithani.comPhoto courtesy JanellMithani.comDuring coffee hour on Sunday, March 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church (FUMC) welcomes community artist Janell Mithani, showing both her fine art canvases and prints as well as her jewelry.Janell will donate one artwork to FUMC’s growing gallery and will sell her jewelry with part of the proceeds to go to Friends In Deed. Mark everyone’s calendars and come see the artwork and meet the artist. Enjoy her jewelry just in time for Mother’s Day gift-buying.For more information about Janell Mithani, visit United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 796-0157 or visit Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Business Newscenter_img Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News 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. Make a comment Faith Essays & Inspirations First United Methodist Church’s Arts Committee Presents Janell Mithani Article and Photo courtesy of FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH and JANELL MITHANI Published on Friday, March 14, 2014 | 2:43 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Weekly Market Review: August 3, 2020

first_imgIt was the last thing that out-of-work Americans wanted to hear from their Washington lawmakers at the end of last week- “we’re miles apart.” Congress had hoped that the signing of the $2.3 trillion CARES Act on 3/27 /20 would be sufficient to get businesses, states and individuals back on their feet financially. At the end of the first quarter 2020, it seemed that 4 months of $600 a week in additional jobless benefits (to 7 /31 /20) and nationwide eviction moratoriums would be enough to get America back to “normal.” Even though 5.3 million jobs have been added back nationwide in just the last 2 months, 17.8 million Americans are still without work (source: Department of Labor).Congress has just one week left this summer to compromise on another stimulus package as both the House and the Senate are scheduled to leave Washington on Friday 8/07 /20 for its month-long August recess. Americans who are looking for action from their politicians are nervous – the job approval rating for Congress in July was only 18%, down from 31 % just 2 months earlier (source: Gallup).The 2020 presidential election will take place on Tuesday 11 /03/20 or 3 months from today. 138 million Americans voted in the 2016 presidential election, equal to 58.1 % of the nation’s voting-eligible population, i.e., 100 million voting-eligible Americans did not vote in the 2016 race (source: United States Elections Project).Notable Numbers for the Week:SPENDING SPREE – Since cutting short-term interest rates to near zero on 3/ 15/20, the Fed has purchased $1.7 trillion of Treasuries through Wednesday 7/29/20. The Fed now owns $4.3 trillion of US government debt or 25% of the total Treasury securities outstanding (source: Treasury Department).IT’S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD – Effective 7 /14/20, Colorado became the 9th US state to offer a pre-tax retirement plan to private sector workers who do not have access to an employer-sponsored plan. Colorado companies lacking a retirement plan are now required to “auto-enroll” its employees in the state­run retirement plan, but workers may “opt-out.” An estimated 40% of Colorado’s workers are employed by companies with no retirement plan (source: Nat’I Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems).THEY WILL HAVE TO CUT BACK – An estimated 55% of working-age households today are not saving enough money before retirement to allow them to maintain their current standard of living into their retirement years (source: Center for Retirement Research).ANOTHER FIVE MONTHS TO GO – Our national debt has increased $3.3 trillion YTD through Thursday 7 /30/20 to reach $26.5 trillion. Before this year, the largest calendar year addition to the national debt was the $1.7 trillion debt increase that occurred during calendar year 2010 (source: Treasury Department).Mark R. Reimet, CFP®CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™Jodie BoothFinancial Advisorlast_img read more

Winter Gear Guide 2009: Running

first_imgNorth Face BorealisMade from 100 percent recycled fleece, the Borealis is one of the softest performance jackets on the market, but still manages to wick moisture and keep winter at bay. The thumbholes are a nice touch, and the Borealis is one of the fastest drying garments we tested. $75. HVAC Hat and Vapor Dry GloveBoth the glove and hat wick moisture away from your extremities, but our wear-tester liked the glove’s rubber finger prints, which allow you to scroll through your Ipod without exposing your digits. Hat, $20. Glove, $28. Stature STWhat’s the difference between a running shoe and a winter running shoe? Moisture and temperature control. A waterproof vamp and a snazzy gator collar on the Stature ST keep water out of your socks, and the foot bed absorbs heat so your feet don’t sweat. It’s a bit burlier than your standard trail/road hybrid, but during a four-mile run in near-freezing rain, our wear-tester’s toes stayed dry and toasty. $120. SportPeople have been using compression tights to help increase circulation for years, so why not runners? Studies show Skins may help reduce lactic acid buildup, boost muscle oxygenation, and speed recovery. During a series of cold winter runs, our tester noticed the amount of time it took to warm up his legs was reduced significantly when wearing the Skins Sport, enabling him to start each session without the difficult early-run stiffness. $115 leggings, $100 long sleeve top. read more

TRID bill clears House

first_imgThe Homebuyers Assistance Act, a bill that would provide a safe harbor from both agency enforcement and private lawsuits for lenders acting in good faith to comply with new TILA-RESPA disclosure requirements, passed the House of Representatives Wednesday by a vote of 303 to 121. That count included 239 Republicans and 64 Democrats in favor of the bill; 121 Democrats and no Republicans voted against it.The bill was introduced by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.).Sherman was the only Democrat to speak on the floor in favor of the bill. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Financial Services Ranking Member Maxine Waters both spoke on the House floor against the bill.  The Obama Administration also denounced the bill and threatened a veto should it also pass the Senate. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Whistleblower who exposed Russia’s doping scandal fears physical threats

first_imgIn exile in the US since 2016, the chemist turned whistleblower’s revelations turned Putin’s Russia into an international sporting outcast and continues to be used in cases against athletes along with data from his former laboratory in Moscow.’End of doping control’It has not deterred him from documenting his life story in “The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Putin’s Secret Doping Empire,” revisiting how he conspired with his country to corrupt sports and then tries to show contrition by turning star witness.Rodchenkov was the brains behind a cocktail of anabolic steroids and a cover-up that turned Russia into a medal machine at the home Olympics in Sochi in 2014, topping the standings with 13 gold medals before disqualifications. Russian spies ensured the steroids would not be detected in doping tests as its secret service agents used a hole in the wall of the Sochi laboratory to swap out the dirty samples with clean urine at night. COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND President Vladimir Putin, he says, separates opposition in two ways — enemies and betrayers. “I am falling in the betrayers’ category and all betrayers should be beheaded, cut, dead. So there is no doubt that he wants me to be dead,” Rodchenkov told The Associated Press. He said he has got physical threats to be assassinated by supposed Russian agents. The whistleblower highlights that now since Putin has comfortably extended his reign over Russia following constitutional changes allowing him to run for two more six-year terms, in 2024 and 2030, no one can have faith in anything coming out of Kremlin. “Until 2036, no trust.”Rodchenkov notes that only whistleblowers can understand what is really going on inside sports, but in corrupted countries like Russia, “you have to escape and we need to be preserved.”For him, that means living a life constantly in fear of being recognised as happened on a train in the U.S. “It was a student,” he recalled. “I told him, ‘Forget you are meeting me, yes it’s me, don’t tell anyone.’ … I disappeared again.”(With inputs from AP)READ | As Russia Announces COVID-19 Vaccine, Delighted Netizens Say ‘RIP Corona’READ | AIIMS Director Responds To Russia’s Covid Vaccine: ‘Need To See If It’s Safe & Effective’ First Published: 12th August, 2020 19:57 IST WATCH US LIVE Digital Desk 4 weeks ago Pro wrestling star James ‘Kamala’ Harris dies at 70 The doping cover-up extended beyond the Winter Olympics, into the Summer Games, Paralympics, world athletics championships and every major sport. Some Russians were barred from competing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games and 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games as the International Olympic Committee remains opposed to blanket bans on countries.So Russian athletes can still compete on the international stage if they can show they are clean, despite a four-year ban from major international sporting events being imposed on the nation last year for a fresh cover-up, including tampering with data gained from Rodchenkov’s former lab in Moscow.READ | Russia Dismisses COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Concerns, Medics To Get Doses In Two WeeksREAD | Scientists Sceptical About Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine, Cite Lack Of Evidence For Efficacy’You cannot trust Russia’Grigory Rodchenkov is of the opinion that sport is a part of President Putin’s politics and showing to the West — Moscow’s traditional foe — how good Russia is.  “For me, it was the end of doping control,” Rodchenkov said. “If we can do it, why others cannot?”center_img LIVE TV Written By FOLLOW US Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Russia’s national anti-doping laboratory, who exposed a Moscow-sponsored doping scheme leaves in fear in an undisclosed location in the United States. 4 weeks ago Rodchenkov lives in fear after exposing doping “You cannot trust Russia. You cannot trust the certification authorities, and [anti-doping] laboratories cannot be allowed to be restored within the foreseeable future,” he said. Last Updated: 12th August, 2020 19:58 IST Whistleblower Who Exposed Russia’s Doping Scandal Fears Physical Threats Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Russia’s national anti-doping laboratory, who exposed a Moscow-sponsored doping scheme leaves in fear in United States 4 weeks ago Kiermaier, Margot lead hit parade as Rays beat Red Sox 8-7 4 weeks ago McCullers throws 7 scoreless, Astros beat Giants 6-4 4 weeks ago LEADING OFF: Blue Jays debut in Buffalo; Clevinger outlast_img read more

Washington football team should drop the ‘R’ word

first_imgFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter us at our mobile app at MARC H. MORIAL (NNPA)—“At a moment when President Obama and Republican leaders remain deeply divided, this week saw them come to a bipartisan agreement on one thing: It is time for Washington’s NFL team to stop using a racial slur and to finally change its name.”–Oneida Indian Nation radio adLess than two week ago, as Dallas and Washington revived their annual NFL football rivalry, they also found themselves in the middle of an escalating fight over the name of the Washington football team. In fact, as part of its “Change the Mascot” campaign; the Oneida Indian Nation is running radio ads in Dallas and the other cities where the Washington football team is playing this year calling for D.C.’s team to drop the “R” word from its name.This is all part of a larger movement among civil rights organizations and political leaders from both the left and right who correctly point out that the term “Redskins” is a racial slur. Suzan Shown Harjo, a Native American woman who lives in Washington and directs the Morning Star Institute, has been leading this fight and others like it since the 1960s.President Obama recently weighed in, saying, “If I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team—even if it had a storied history—that was offending a sizable group of people, I’d think about changing it.” He added that he did not believe “attachment to a particular name should override the real, legitimate concerns that people have.”Team owner, Dan Snyder disagrees.He has vowed to never change the name and in a recent letter to season ticket holders, he called the team name, “a badge of honor.” Obviously not everyone agrees. The controversy has now gotten the attention of top NFL officials. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently said, “If we are offending one person, we need to be listening and making sure that we’re doing the right things to try to address that.” And officials of the Oneida Indian Nation and the NFL are scheduled to meet next month to discuss the issue. Consistent with our commitment to equality and the dignity of every human being, the National Urban League stands with all those demanding the Washington football team stop using the R word.Ray Halbritter, leader of the Oneida Indian Nation, recently stated his opposition this way: “Let’s be clear, the R word is defined in the dictionary as an offensive term. It was the name that was used against our people when we were forced off our lands at gunpoint. So it is has a sordid history and it’s time for a change.” He added, “History is littered with people who have vowed never to change something—slavery, immigration, women’s rights—so we think one thing that’s really great about this country is when many people speak out, change can happen.”The Dallas vs. Washington football game was played on the eve of Columbus Day, another legacy of oppression inflicted on Native Americans.(Marc H. Morial, former mayor of New Orleans, is president and CEO of the National Urban League.)last_img read more

Buntzen to Exhibit Collages at the AH Arts Council

first_imgATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Collage artist Richard Buntzen will present a solo exhibition Sept. 21 to Oct. 19 at the Arts Council Gallery in the second floor of the Finelines Building, 21 W. Lincoln Ave. An opening reception will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.Buntzen’s use of fragments of black-and-white and color newsprint are outstanding examples of creative design. He completed his Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. He is a member of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council.A talk and demonstration by the artist will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, and a panel discussion, “What a Good Idea: Innovative Art,” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Exhibit hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Exhibit and programs are free and open to the public at the Arts Council Gallery.The AHAC,, is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts.For more information, visit read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2016)–Although Saturday’s $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes was for the moment denied its Grade III status due to a shift from Santa Anita’s turf course to the main track, Irish-bred Goodyearforroses unleashed a graded-worthy performance, as she took command turning down the backside under Corey Nakatani en route to a powerful 5 ¼ length win as she covered a mile and one eighth over a sloppy surface in 1:51.42. (The Frankel’s ultimate graded status will be determined by the American Graded Stakes Committee in the coming week).Idle since running a close third in a Grade III stakes run at 1 ¼ miles over Woodbine’s synthetic main track, Goodyearforroses made her first start on dirt today in what was also her Southern California debut for new trainer Richard Baltas.As for Nakatani, who made his return to the saddle here on Monday following an 8 ½ month hiatus from the saddle, the victory, which was his second on the day, was vintage “C. Nak,” as he seized the initiative early aboard a horse he’d never ridden in the afternoon.“The plan was, whatever came easy to her, don’t take it away,” said Nakatani. “It was an off track, so I just went out there and did my job. I just shook her up a little turning for home, and she kicked on…It’s always nice to win here at Santa Anita Park…I have to thank Richard and the owners for having faith in me.”With no show wagering due to three late scratches necessitated by the change in surface, Goodyearforroses was off at 5-2 in a field of four fillies and mares three and up and paid $7.60 and $3.60.A 4-year-old filly, Goodyearforroses, who is now owned by Abbondanza Racing, LLC, got her fifth win from 13 starts and with the winner’s share of $60,000, increased her earnings to $199,195.“She’s trained very forwardly and has worked well,” said Baltas. “When the race came off the turf, we thought, ‘Well, it’s a small field and she kind of skips across the dirt in the mornings.’ I didn’t know if she was going to like it or not, but she’s a very sound horse and I thought it was worth giving her a shot, especially with all the scratches.”Part of a three-way tussle for the early lead along with the winner and eventual third place finisher, Frenzified, Argentine-bred Pretty Girl finished second by 7 ¼ lengths. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Pretty Girl was off at 7-2 and paid $4.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.44, 47.12, 1:11.24 and 1:37.53.last_img read more

Holiday hell for Donegal family as Disneyland Paris trip ends with 19-hour flight delay

first_imgA Donegal family faced a 19-hour flight delay following their trip to Disneyland Paris after the Aer Lingus aircraft they were about to board was “accidentally damaged” by airport staff. Michelle, her mother and her sister were set to leave France at 10pm on Thursday night after bringing her son, Christopher on a dream holiday to the resort.The Donegal mother told Dublin Live how airport staff allegedly “damaged the back of the plane” as they tried to attach the stairs to the aircraft. She said: “We were told that airport staff had accidentally damaged the plane attaching the stairs as we were about to get on.“We were made stand at the boarding gate until 3am before they made the decision to put us up in a hotel.”Michelle continued: “We booked through a travel agency so no one notified us but they did send a text to people who booked directly with the airline and we just followed them.“Aer Lingus were brilliant and did everything they could to facilitate the stranded passengers.” “We were forced to leave the hotel shortly after 11am on Friday morning and there’s no flight until 5:30pm local time. So, we were waiting around for another couple of hours before we got on the plane.”A spokeswoman for Aer Lingus told Dublin Live that flight EI 529 from Paris to Dublin “was cancelled on Thursday night due to a technical issue with the aircraft.”You can read the original story from Dublin Live here.Holiday hell for Donegal family as Disneyland Paris trip ends with 19-hour flight delay was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Farm Bureau sending 10 young farmers to 2019 Fusion Conference

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentApply by Nov. 5, 2018Ohio Farm Bureau would like to select 10 Young Agricultural Professionals members to attend the American Farm Bureau’s Fusion Conference to enhance their knowledge of and experience with Farm Bureau.The conference brings together more than 1,200 Farm Bureau volunteer leaders from across the country from Promotions & Education, Women’s Leadership and Young Farmers & Ranchers programs. These members represent the next generation of Farm Bureau leaders. Members will come to Milwaukee to hear from motivational speakers, network with members and industry leaders, gain new information and skills through breakout sessions, and tour local ag and tourism locations.Farm Bureau members interested in one of the 10 spots should apply by Nov. 5, 2018. Couples and individuals are welcome to apply (couples should complete separate applications.) Ohio Farm Bureau staff will review applications and select the 10 participants. However, even if you are not selected, any OFBF YAP member is welcome to attend the AFBF YF&R Conference at his or her own expense.Conference details:Date: March 15-18, 2019Location: Milwaukee, Wisc.Application deadline to Ohio Farm Bureau: Nov 5. All applicants will be notified if they were selected by Dec 7. Selected applicants must confirm by Dec. 14 if they are attending the YF&R Conference. Note: YAP members selected to attend previous years YF&R Conferences are not eligible to apply this year.Selected YAP attendees receive:Registration Fee – $250Flight expenseOvernight accommodations for up to four nights (Arriving on Friday, March 15 and departing Tuesday, March 19)One group meal outside of conference mealsAttendee would cover:Meals not covered at the conferenceBaggage feesCab faresContact Melinda Witten, Director of Young Ag Professionals at 614-519-8761 for more information.Online extraRead about Clint Lease’s experience at the 2018 conference. Photo caption: Ohio’s Young Ag Professionals who attended the 2018 conference in Reno.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more