La Canada Presbyterian Church Presents “Family on Mission”

first_img 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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Faith & Youth La Canada Presbyterian Church Presents “Family on Mission” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 6:01 pm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 Showtimes Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday In conjunction with Faith Missions Sunday, LCPC’s Growing Families this Sunday, April 10, 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall, is about “Family on Mission” with guest speaker Alisa Medders.God’s message is clear… 1,500 times in the scriptures we read of God’s promise to bless all nations. We also read of God’s charge to serve others, make disciples and go to all nations, but have you ever truly asked yourself, What does this mean and how does this apply to my family? Come learn about God’s heart for all people and get practical ideas to put your faith into action while growing closer as a family.” – Alisa MeddersA recent graduate from Fuller Theological School, Alisa Medders obtained her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently working as an intern at Northrup Family Counseling in Pasadena, California. With the help of her colleagues, Alisa created POUR OUT, a non-profit that focuses on providing mental health support and training to humanitarian workers all over the world. Her work has taken her to Mumbai, Kolkata, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Uganda. Alisa’s love of writing and her desire to know God culminated in co-authoring three books. You can follow her on her blog, www.itstimetomeetbob.com where she shares about her trials, her joys, her children and her God. In her spare time she loves reading, sharing meals with friends, spinning classes and sleeping.Growing Families is a monthly seminar-type class at the La Canada Presbyterian Church for parents and grandparents, led by a variety of people; some are experts in the field of child development, psychology, and education while others are parents who offer to others what has worked for their families.last_img read more

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Just How Far Has the Economy Fallen in a Month?

first_img Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Economy Federal Funds Target Rate Federal Reserve 2016-05-13 Brian Honea May 13, 2016 1,241 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Just How Far Has the Economy Fallen in a Month? About Author: Brian Honea Related Articles  Print This Postcenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago If the May Wall Street Journal economist survey is any indication, the economy is a lot worse off than it was as recently as a month ago.In the last three surveys conducted by the Journal in which economists are asked when they think the Federal Reserve will next raise the federal funds target rate, the consensus answer has been June. In April’s survey, three-quarters of economists surveyed said they believe that a rate hike by the Fed will be announced at the next FOMC meeting on June 14 and 15.May’s survey told a different story, however. Less than a third (31 percent) out of the 70 economists surveyed said they believe the rate hike will take place in June; 21 percent said they believe it will take place in July. The same percentage of economists who believe that a June rate hike will take place (31 percent) said they think it will take place in September.What happened to the economy in the last month? A couple of setbacks—first, in late April, the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced GDP growth for the first quarter was a mere 0.5 percent (in their advance estimate). Then, last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that labor market gains fell short of expectations with just 160,000 jobs added during April.Following the April FOMC meeting, the Committee announced that it would “closely monitor inflation indicators and global economic and financial developments,” to determine when would be the appropriate time to raise the federal funds target rate from its current range of 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent. The minutes from the FOMC meeting will be released on Wednesday, May 18.Even before the economic turbulence experienced April, Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested in late March that the Fed was in no hurry to raise rates further after the historic rate hike in December.“Reflecting global economic and financial developments since December, however, the pace of rate increases is now expected to be somewhat slower.”Fed Chair Janet Yellen“A key factor underlying such modest revisions is a judgment that monetary policy remains accommodative and will be adjusted at an appropriately gradual pace to achieve and maintain our dual objectives of maximum employment and 2 percent inflation,” Yellen said. “Reflecting global economic and financial developments since December, however, the pace of rate increases is now expected to be somewhat slower.”Yellen also noted at that time that “the housing market continues its gradual recovery, and fiscal policy at all levels of government is now modestly boosting economic activity after exerting a considerable drag in recent years.”Also, in mid-April, Fannie Mae announced it had downwardly revised its forecast and was now expecting only one rate hike by the Fed for the rest of 2016 instead of two.The Journal noted that it is rare for economists to be divided as to when the Fed would raise rates, with Capital Economics North American Chief Economist Paul Ashworth stating that a June rate hike by the Fed would require “stronger incoming data and no renewed market turmoil.” There will be one more employment situation released by the BLS before the next FOMC meeting.Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said in a speech earlier this week that financial markets’ focus is in the wrong place if they are concentrating on what the Fed does with the short-term interest rates.“Given all the attention market participants pay to every FOMC statement, one would think the Fed could control a lot,” Kashkari said. “But the truth is that central banks can’t influence many of the things that really matter to the long-term well-being of a society. We can’t influence trend productivity growth. We can’t influence competitiveness. We can’t influence educational performance.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Just How Far Has the Economy Fallen in a Month? Tagged with: Economy Federal Funds Target Rate Federal Reserve Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae’s Portfolio Gets a Little Less Delinquent Next: PEMCO Limited Appoints New President and CEO Subscribelast_img read more

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Broadcaster Steps Down

first_imgVerne Lundquist, who has broadcast NCAA football & basketball and CBS golf for many years, has decided that at the age of 77 he needs to slow down.  He will not disappear from sport broadcasting completely, but he will no longer be broadcasting the SEC football games.  He has been their announcer for 17 years.According to the Indy Star, Brad Nessler will take over for Lundquist.  His partner will be Gary Danielson.  Brad and Gary worked together before at ESPN.Verne is starting to fade into the sunset with long-time broadcasting legend, Brent Musberger.  You will, however, see Verne doing basketball games during the NCAA tournament.last_img read more

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Messi’s motivation spurs on Barcelona, says Rakitic

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Lionel MessiBarcelona, Spain | AFP | Ivan Rakitic has said Lionel Messi’s desire to win the Champions League is proving an inspiration for Barcelona ahead of their Champions League semi-final first leg against Liverpool on Wednesday.At the start of the season, Messi stood on his home pitch and pledged to bring “that beautiful cup back to Camp Nou” after three consecutive years of Barca crashing out in the quarter-finals.They will host Liverpool this week, four days after celebrating winning La Liga on Saturday, and with a Copa del Rey final to come next month against Valencia. It means a treble is in their sights.“Whenever our captain says something the rest of us follow,” said Rakitic at a press conference on Tuesday.“Leo has been a La Liga champion 10 times in 15 years and of course, after seeing him lift the cup (on Saturday) with such happiness, that motivates everyone.“If Leo is happy to win every title, it makes us even more eager too. We know we’re Barca, we have to give everything and following the best player in history gives us more confidence to do that.”A domestic double last season could not make up for failure in Europe, after a 3-0 defeat by Roma ensured Barcelona were left watching Real Madrid triumph again.“We want to be in the final but we have to understand the last few years weren’t the best for us,” Rakitic said. “We have to learn from that.”The pressure is particularly intense for Messi, whose four Champions League titles include only one in the last seven seasons and still fewer than the five of Cristiano Ronaldo.Asked if Messi has to win the Champions League this year, coach Ernesto Valverde said: “Nobody has to do anything. We embrace the challenge to win but there is no obligation. Every team that starts in September wants to play in games like this.” Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has caused a stir by dismissing the idea his players could be intimidated at Camp Nou, which he described as “just a stadium”.Rakitic believes Barcelona’s home advantage is significant. “I understand he wanted to take a bit of pressure off his players, he wants them to see it as another stadium. All I can say is playing at Camp Nou is a different thing, something special and you have to respect that.”Valverde added: “Our fans can be decisive. We feel it, our rivals have felt it and we hope it will be the same tomorrow.”Liverpool have lost only once in the Premier League this term and are still fighting with Manchester City to win the title.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino already boast 68 goals this season between them.“We need to stop them running at our defence,” Rakitic said. “We are going there to score but we mustn’t lose our heads.”“We know how valuable a clean sheet is but our aim is to win,” said Valverde.“We know in these ties one good game is not enough, you need to play two great games. If you switch off for five minutes against Liverpool, they can finish you off.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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World’s top snowboarders set to descend on Baldface for second Red Bull Ultra Natural

first_imgRed Bull Ultra Natural is the only event that brings together the most accomplished big-mountain freeriders, who fine-tune jaw-dropping film segments and first descents deep in the backcountry, with the current crop of freestyle riders raising the bar in the park and pipe.With three distinct sections of the course designed to show off each athlete’s strength and individual discipline, the event aims to serve-up a day of snowboard competition beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. The brainchild of Travis Rice, Red Bull Ultra Natural creates the dream snowboard run located within the 32,000 acre tenure of Canada’s premier snowcat operation, Baldface Lodge. On the 45+ degree slope nicknamed “Scary Cherry,” a new wider start area and more line options will create more diversity for the riders in 2013.More than 80 existing features have been refined and additional creative hips and objects have been placed on-course to create transitional riding elements in between the upper tree-line jumps and pillow lines, the middle section’s super-kicker, and the natural jib and jump section near the finish. The single day competition ensures that the event takes place under only the best possible conditions – a mix of deep powder, good sunlight, and safe conditions. Snowboarding legends Jamie Lynn and Peter Line will join Temple Cummins, Andy Hetzel and Head Judge Tom Burt this year as they base scores on an overall impression of the riders’ two runs, with the best run counting towards the win. A shift of almost two weeks later in the season will help ensure that sunlight on the NorthEast slope will last across all 32 runs.Fans in the U.S. can tune-in to NBC on March 30th at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT to catch Red Bull Ultra Natural presented by Nike Snowboarding.  The show airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, an action sports property featuring some of Red Bull’s top events including Dreamline, Wake Open and Rampage. The Red Bull Signature Series is the most progressive and innovative action sports property in the world, featuring surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, skiing, BMX, wakeboarding and motorsports events. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com. To watch the event trailer and learn more about Red Bull Ultra Natural, please visit www.redbull.com/ultranatural. Last year Travis Rice used home course advantage to capture the Red Bull Ultra Natural.No wonder, he designed the course.Later this month — February 15-21 — Rice is inviting eight new riders to the challenge of an updated course design to crown the world’s best all-around snowboarder at Nelson’s Baldface Lodge.“This event was created as the highest echelon of competitive snowboarding. It draws on all aspects and a lifetime of accumulated snowboarding skill and knowledge,” said event creator and pro snowboarder Travis Rice.“Entering into its second year at Baldface Lodge, Red Bull Ultra Natural will provide an even further evolved platform for the heaviest continuous lines ever ridden. Now that riders have an idea of what to expect, there is no doubt the governor is coming off.”Rice is joined by 15 of the world’s top riders.last_img read more

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