15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Giving Back Mark Taper Foundation Makes $50,000 Grant to Cancer Support Community-Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 6:43 pm Community News Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Cancer Support Community-Pasadena (CSCP) is pleased to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in the communities.The S. Mark Taper Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. “We are thrilled to be the recipient of such a generous grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation” said Meg Symes, CSCP’s Executive Director. “This grant provides our organization with valuable general operating support, allowing us to expand and strengthen our programs and services for individuals impacted by cancer. We are grateful to the S. Mark Taper Foundation for appreciating the importance of our mission and for helping us to further our mission.”At CSCP, no one has to face cancer alone. CSCP provides over 100 monthly education and stress management classes and workshops, in addition to 12 distinct weekly support groups that give patients, family and friends/caregivers, children and those bereaved coping skills and a safe environment in which to express their feelings and connect with others undergoing similar experiences. Program participants are invited to attend one support group per week and unlimited stress management classes and educational workshops. All support groups are facilitated by licensed mental health care professionals and are offered free f charge.Cancer Support Community Pasadena (CSCP) is located at 76 East Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215 in Pasadena, on the second floor of the Pasadena Humane Society’s building. For more information, please call (626) 796-1083 or visit cscpasadena.org. 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. Top of the News 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News More Cool Stuff
The Barcelona star will line out against Glasgow Celtic in the Aviva Stadium, in an International Champions Cup game.Messi returned to the Spanish club earlier than expected following Argentina’s disappointment in the Copa America.
First Published: 13th December, 2019 09:46 IST READ | Hamilton Talks Informal, Says Ferrari ChiefGolfers participating in the inaugural event faced criticism, with the tournament taking place just months after the killing of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018. Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been spearheading a wide-ranging liberalisation drive in the country. His reforms include the much-celebrated decision allowing women to drive in June last year, allowing women to attend soccer games alongside men and take on jobs that once fell outside the narrow confines of traditional gender roles.READ | Lewis Hamilton Refutes Rumours About Him Crashing Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP BikeEarlier this week, restaurants and cafes were told they were no longer required to have gender-segregated entrances. Sport has been used by the authorities to try and soften the country’s hardline image. Only last week, Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz fought for the world heavyweight boxing title while earlier this year, women’s wrestling — somewhat toned down from its usual razzmatazz — made its debut.READ | Lapitov’s Indiscretion Lets NE Rhinos Escape To Vital Victory COMMENT “I’m looking forward to being part of history with the other ladies on the tour,” said 27-year-old Booth.”I have visited Saudi Arabia on a number of occasions and been lucky enough to spend some time teaching local women and girls how to play.” SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 13th December, 2019 09:46 IST Saudi Arabia To Stage First Women’s Pro Golf Event Saudi Arabia will host its first professional women’s golf tournament in 2020 with a prize fund of USD 1 million, the Ladies European Tour (LET) announced Press Trust Of India “100%, there’s a morality to it as well,” McIlroy said of the Saudi International taking place in January next year.”You could say that about so many countries, not just Saudi Arabia, but a lot of countries that we play in that there’s a reason not to go, but for me, I just don’t want to go.” Saudi Arabia will host its first professional women’s golf tournament in 2020 with a prize fund of USD 1 million, the Ladies European Tour (LET) announced. The Jeddah Royal Greens Golf and Country Club will stage the March 19-22 tournament, featuring three-time Tour winner Carly Booth. Booth and four of her fellow professionals have agreed to act as ambassadors for the tournament despite the divisive issue of women’s rights in the conservative kingdom. LIVE TV READ | Tommy Gainey Net Worth, Career Earnings, Impact Of Recent ArrestThe men’s European Tour made its first foray into Saudi Arabia this year. However, superstars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have both refused to play in the 2020 edition. McIlroy, who was reportedly offered USD 2.5 million, hinted in a Golf Channel interview earlier this week that “morality” had influenced his decision. WATCH US LIVE Written By FOLLOW US
There’s definitely some good fortune in the hills of Donegal as an incredible THREE people from the county are to appear on Winning Streak this week.Donegal contestants have appeared on six out of eight shows in 2019 so far. And there will be an even bigger local contingent heading to RTE studios this Saturday.No one could believe it when three Donegal people were drawn from the drum in last week’s show. They were: Sarah McCarron from Clonmany, Chris Gillespie from Carrick and Kathleen Coyle from St. Johnston.Presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy were just as surprised!“I think we should do an outside broadcast in Donegal,” Marty suggested after the third name was chosen.“If the next one is Donegal we’d be cheaper to go there. To get them all down on the bus it wouldn’t be fair,” Sinead added. Katarzyna (Katya) Galera from Bundoran and Eamonn McCready from Doochery were the last two Donegal contestants to appear on Winning Streak, taking home a cool €53,000 in prizes on 30th March.A whole lotto luck as THREE Donegal players chosen for Winning Streak was last modified: April 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:gameshownational lotteryRTEWinning Streak
Heavy rain, thunder, hail and floods are all expected in the north west later today.An unsettled evening is in store for Donegal, with forecasters warning of hazardous driving conditions.While no official weather warning has been issued by Met Eireann, the country is bracing for heavy prolonged showers and thunderstorms. There is a risk of hail today, according to the national weather service, while localised downpours could potentially cause flash flooding. Winds will be strong for a time along the north coast.Meanwhile, it will feel harm and humid with temperatures ranging from 18-22C.Saturday is also set to be unsettled, with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers.“Again, many of the showers will be heavy and possibly prolonged, with a risk of thunderstorms,” said Met Eireann. “Further heavy showers or longer spells of rain will continue to occur on Saturday night.”Sunday is shaping up to be the best day of the weekend. It will be a “much fresher and cooler day” with just isolated showers in the west.Weather: Downpours, thunderstorms and hail on the way was last modified: August 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
29 October 2015Thirty-three lions rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from 10 circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be relocated to the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in the Limpopo province in South Africa.“We are delighted that these lions who have suffered so much will be going home to Africa where they belong,” said ADI president Jan Creamer. “The climate and environment are perfect for them. When we visited Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary we knew this was a dream come true for ADI and, more importantly, the lions.”The lions were found in a dismal state. “Almost all of the rescued lions have been mutilated to remove their claws, one has lost an eye, another is almost blind, and many have smashed and broken teeth because of their circus life,” the organisation said.Creamer said it had been a long and complicated process to move the large number of animals across three international borders but “we are grateful for the collaboration of officials in Peru, Colombia and South Africa to make this happen for these lions”.The organisation had originally planned to move the lions to sanctuaries in the US, but the opportunity arose to home them in South Africa. “Moving the lions to Africa increases the flight costs but it is the ideal home for the lions and we know it is the right thing to do,” the organisation said. “Mahatma Gandhi once said: ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world,’” said Savannah Heuser, the founder of Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary. “The change that is being offered to these 33 lions will change their entire world.“Their lives were forcibly wasted away in horrific tiny cages, the doing of mindless circus acts. I cannot start to comprehend the endless days (of) suffering that these animals had to endure.”The big cats had a lot of lost time to make up for, she said. “They will live out the rest of their lives in a natural habitat, the closest they can ever come to freedom.”The ADI is funding the construction of a series of habitats for the rescued lions at Emoya, which will be completed for their arrival this month.“Set in 5 000 hectares of pristine African bush on a private estate in Limpopo Province, the sanctuary has a no breeding policy and is not open to the public, providing our rescued lions with the peaceful retirement they deserve.”SouthAfrica.info reporter
Lost & Found celebrates ten amazing years of geocaching and it stars YOU!We’ve spent months uncovering the heartwarming, jaw-dropping and wondrous stories that define the worldwide phenomenon. Here’s a trailer of what’s in store in our Lost & Found series. You’ll see new videos released each week starting this May. Coming soon you’re invited to explore a new Geocaching.com destination dedicated to “discovering the lost stories of geocaching.” You’ll also be able to add your own favorite Lost & Found stories. Let us know what you think!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – 6/3/2010May 22, 2010In “News”The Founders – Geocaching’s Lost & Found Video PremiereMay 18, 2010In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 5, 2011January 5, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”
Almost every day I drive through the Starbucks in my neighborhood. Most days the team that works at this particular Starbucks does an exceptionally good job managing high traffic. On days when someone is missing, the traffic backs up. Traffic is particularly backed up at the drive-through window. Because the Starbucks is located in suburbia, there might be 20 cars waiting to order a drink.But some days, when there is a new team, even the large staff can’t manage the traffic. It isn’t because they’re not good people, and it isn’t because they don’t care about their work. They just are not clicking well together. They don’t have a rhythm. They can’t anticipate what customers need or how best to help each other.And this is the nature of teams. When people have the right chemistry, when they’ve worked together and know how to work as a single unit, they are highly effective and highly efficient. But a team that doesn’t have the right chemistry, that hasn’t spent time learning how to work as a team can be inefficient and ineffective–even though individually each member of the team is perfectly competent.In fact, changing just one member of an effective team can have a detrimental impact on the team’s effectiveness and efficiency. Even if that one individual should be, by all accounts, perfectly qualified to generate the outcomes necessary to perform on that team.Time: For a team to gel together the members need time. Sometimes you can be lucky enough for someone to step in and immediately fit with the team, but more often it’s a matter of spending time as part of the team.Communication: For a team to work well together, there needs to be exceptional communication. After a team has worked together, they don’t need to communicate as frequently or with great direction, because they know how each other thinks. In fact, they think as a team. But that competency was only developed because there was so much communication at some point. But the new member wasn’t there when the team learned to work together, and now the new member needs that same communication to succeed.Expectations: A new team member needs to know what that team expects of them to be effective. They need to know what good looks like. The team has a standard, and a new person on that team will not be familiar with that standard. The team has to teach the new member.It takes time for a group to become a team. It takes time and communication. That is how teams work.
Welcoming the Union Budget, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said the target of the Central government to make it a $5 trillion economy was an appreciative move. He hailed the government’s scheme of “har ghar jal” (tap water to every household). But Opposition RJD and the Congress said “people of Bihar have been cheated in the Budget.”Mr. Kumar said, “The har ghar jal scheme which is already being initiated by the Bihar government’s saat nischay [seven resolve], is a welcome move.” He hailed the announcements on promoting electric vehicles and solid waste management initiatives saying “these are important for protection of the environment.” Funds for railwaysHowever, he cautioned on the proposal for raising funds for railway projects through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode as “it should not send a message that the Railway is being privatised.”However, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress leaders slammed the Budget. “The people of Bihar have been cheated… special status grant to the State should have been announced as the BJP is in power both at the Centre and in the State,” charged RJD leader and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi. Senior Congress leader Prem Chandra Mishra said “not even a single promise made by Narendra Modi for Bihar was found mention in the Budget.” Former Union Minister and RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha said the Budget had ignored the interests of the poor, farmers, unemployed youth and women.
The Pakistan cricket team, sans captain Shahid Afridi, returned to a hostile reception in Lahore and Karachi after their disastrous World Twenty20 campaign which also included a loss to arch-foes India.The team returned home in batches in Lahore and Karachi last night. Afridi, on the other hand, has decided to stay back in Dubai for a few days.The flamboyant allrounder is expected to take a call on his future in the next few days after drawing massive criticism for his poor form in the tournament and the comment that he and his team get more love in India than Pakistan.A group of players including manager Intikhab Alam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Ahmed Shehzad and others had to face chants of “shame shame” when they landed at the Allama Iqbal international airport in Lahore.Taking a cue from the hostile reception the players faced in Lahore the security was than beefed up for those who reached the Quaid-e-Azam international airport in Karachi a few hours later.A heavy cordon of security personnel quickly took Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sharjeel Khan, Anwar Khan and others from the terminal building to their waiting cars. But even than some people at the airport gave the players a piece of their mind.The hostile reception was expected after Pakistan’s dismal show in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh and in the World T20 where they lost to India, New Zealand and Australia.