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Video: Getting Fit Financially

first_img More Cool Stuff 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Business News Make a comment Sermons and Lessons Video: Getting Fit Financially Delivered by Pastor Scott A. Wood, Crescenta Valley Community Church Published on Monday, March 26, 2012 | 1:28 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img This sermon was delivered by Pastor Scott A. Wood, Senior Pastor of Crescenta Valley Community Church on January 15, 2012. Pastor Scott’s mission in life is to influence people with the love and truth that is in Jesus Christ and to see their lives transformed so they can fulfill His purposes and plans for them. He thoroughly enjoys co-pastoring the church with his wife Kathe. In December they will celebrate 29 years of loving faithfulness and loyalty to each other. They have a 20 year old son, Benjamin, and an eighteen year old daughter, Whitney. Both Benjamin and Whitney are involved in the life giving ministry of our church family.Crescenta Valley Community Church, 4001 La Crescenta Avenue, La Crescenta, (818) 249-5805 or visit www.cvchurch.com. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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

Carer bodies fight for rights

first_img Previous Article Next Article A pilot scheme showed carers are productive, with low illness ratesOrganisations which support staff who care for sick or elderly relatives have called on politicians to put pressure on employers.Although carers’ lobby groups said employers are responsive to the needs of employees with children, there is a long way to go for those with other caring responsibilities.Chief executive of Contact A Family Francine Bates, who spoke at a fringe meeting at the recent Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth, said there has not been enough focus on carers of adults or disabled children. “We need employers to recognise we have a right to enjoy family life,” she said.Her organisation works with families who have disabled children. “At the moment the work culture is such that it’s extremely difficult. There’s a long way to go.”Imelda Redmond of the Carers National Association said, “Employers are probably not doing enough, but they are beginning to focus on retention and recruitment.“More and more employers are coming to us wanting to know how they can recruit and retain their experienced staff, or recruit staff from the older population.”There are 5.7 million carers in the UK, of whom 70 per cent are of working age. Among those of working age, 2.5 million work full-time, 1.5 million work part-time and 1.5 million do not work.But public services receive the lion’s share of the blame for deterring carers from going to work. Both carers’ organisations said services provided by social services and the NHS are not sufficiently flexible, making it hard for individuals to combine caring and working.The Carers National Association recently conducted a pilot scheme in an unnamed firm for carers wanting to work.Redmond said, “The company found that those employees were really productive, with low sickness rates. Employees said they didn’t take days off because they didn’t know when they would need the company’s help.” By Helena Jones Comments are closed. Carer bodies fight for rightsOn 10 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Numerical simulation of VLF risers, fallers, and hooks observed in Antarctica

first_imgThe VLF database from Halley station, Antarctica, has been searched, and prominent examples of discrete emissions are presented. Risers, fallers, quasiconstant tones, and upward and downward hooks are all common. Also observed are risers and fallers triggered from the tops of hiss bands. A one-dimensional Vlasov VHS code has been used to simulate the main types of events observed. Using realistic plasma parameters, the code successfully reproduces the main kinds of events observed, in good qualitative agreement with observations. Distinct generation region structures are found to be associated with risers and fallers. Hook formation is interpreted as being a spontaneous transition between these two quasi-stable generation region structures.last_img read more

ITV2 sex-up Oxbridge

first_imgA new drama series, set in a fictional college of an ancient English university, has hit British television screens.Trinity, shown on Sundays on ITV2, follows the lives of a group of freshers as they settle into life atTrinity college, Bridgeford University – a hotbed of arcane ritual, secret societies, recreational sex and liberal drug use.One Magdalen lawyer said, “It’s very ridiculous but funny.” Others are unimpressed, citing a poorscript, bad acting and blatant stereotyping as reasons for switching off.Trinity is the latest serial to tap in to the widespread fascination for Oxbridge mythology, and will be shortly followed by “When Boris met Dave”, a film about David Cameron and Boris Johnson’s years at the University, which will be broadcast this week.last_img read more

Cancer fought by superglue

first_imgResearchers at Oxford have created a ‘superglue’ which may help to detect cancer.The glue was engineered by Dr Mark Howarth and his graduate student Bikan Zakeri from the Department of Biochemistry, using a protein from the flesh eating bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes which causes sore throats.The glue works when the structure of a large protein from Streptococcus pyogenes, nicknamed ‘SpyCatcher’ is stabilised by a smaller protein segment, nicknamed ‘SpyTag’.Once this is done the two parts bond immovably together in minutes, and can resist extreme temperatures or acidic conditions.The research term from Oxford collaborated with the University of Miami to try and measure what force was required to separate SpyCatcher and Spy Tag, but the chemical links holding them to the apparatus broke before the bond between SpyCatcher and SpyTag.The glue may be used in the future to lock proteins together in the body.Speaking at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans last week, Dr Howarth said, “A future use of the technology would be to test for circulating tumour cells or CTCs, cells which tumours shed into the bloodstream where they act to help spread the cancer to other parts of the body.“Detecting CTCs has the potential to help early diagnosis of cancer from samples of blood rather than by biopsies. Detection could also help in determining when new treatments are required to try and stop the cancer from spreading.”A spokesperson for Oxford University told Cherwell, “The use in potentially detecting cancer cells is speculative at this stage so shouldn’t be overstated, but there is an exciting range of possibilities.”The technology could also be used to stick enzymes together in chemical processes in factories, or grouping elements which plants use to turn sunlight into energy, which could lead to scientists artificially creating photosynthesis to use as green energy.Dr Howarth and his team are now working with Isis Innovation, Oxford University’s technology transfer company, to develop the technology and bring it to the market.A spokesperson for Isis Innovation told Cherwell, “The SpyTag/SpyCatcher system creates an incredibly strong, irreversible bond when the two parts of the protein join. This has a wide range of potential applications, such as in drug discovery, reagent purification and diagnostic testing.Time to market will depend on the application, but within 12 months for research use in drug discovery is possible. Diagnostic testing for cancer treatment would be a longer timeframe, typically 2-5 years as it would require clinical validation.”Will Toher, a student at Balliol College commented, “Doctors will have to bone up on this new streptococcus technology. I’m not sure I’d like to have my proteins stuck together though, it sounds pretty gluesome.”Oxford researches have also recently made developments in catching cancer cells and understanding what fuels them.last_img read more

Protests expected at Indiana, Michigan state capitols on Sunday

first_img Twitter Twitter By Network Indiana – January 15, 2021 0 285 Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Google+ Previous articleWinter home heating help available in MichiganNext articleLittle snow expected during weekend bout of winter weather Network Indiana Protests expected at Indiana, Michigan state capitols on Sunday Google+ IndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth) You can expect to see or hear about protests at the Indiana Statehouse, beginning this weekend. A source close to the Indianapolis Metro Police Department says the department has reason to expect at least two protests, one Sunday at noon and one on Inauguration Day, at noon.The police department has been sharing info with Indiana State Police. Superintendent Doug Carter said his men and women are ready to protect the building and people inside it, should the need arise.He declined to give specifics on their plan.“Many, many meetings have occurred with IMPD, with our intelligence folks and I think we’re well-positioned,” said Carter at a news conference this week.The police department expects the protests they know about, as of now, to be peaceful.If anything goes awry, Carter said the state police have a great relationship with the Indiana National Guard and Homeland Security at both the state and federal levels.There are also reports that a militia based in Michigan is planning to stage a protest outside the state Capitol in Lansing on Sunday. Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Press release: UK and Switzerland sign trade continuity agreement

first_imgAnne-Marie de Weck, President of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce said: The BSCC welcomes the signing of the UK Government’s continuity trade agreement with Switzerland. It is imperative for our members, both British and Swiss businesses, that trade continues. Switzerland is the UK’s seventh largest export market, third largest non-EU market, eighth largest foreign direct investor and 10th top destination for UK outward direct investment. It is paramount that the British and Swiss governments have secured the continuation of a huge trading relationship with this agreement. Switzerland is one of the most valuable trading partners that we are seeking continuity for, accounting for more than £32 billion worth of trade a year. This is of huge economic importance to UK businesses so I’m delighted to be here in Bern today, ensuring continuity for 15,000 British exporters.  Not only will this help to support jobs throughout the UK but it will also be a solid foundation for us to build an even stronger trading relationship with Switzerland as we leave the EU.    I am very pleased to have signed this agreement today. It ensures continuity in our trade relations after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union and lays the foundations for our future relations.center_img Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin said: A trade continuity agreement will see British businesses and consumers benefiting from continued trade  with  Switzerland after we leave the European Union.   The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, signed the UK-Switzerland agreement in Bern today (Monday 11 February) with  Swiss Federal Councillor Guy  Parmelin. The news has been welcomed by business groups including the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC) who say it will help to support jobs and ensure businesses can keep trading without disruption.   The agreement simplifies trade and allows businesses to continue trading freely, without any additional tariffs. It continues the elimination of duties on the vast majority of goods traded between the UK and Switzerland.   Trading on these preferential terms rather than on World Trade Organization terms will deliver significant savings and help to safeguard British jobs.   This will help to further strengthen the trading relationship between the UK and Switzerland, which was worth £32.1 billion in 2017.The British vehicles sector could avoid up to £8 million a year in tariff charges on their exports that would apply if the agreement wasn’t in place, while aluminium exporters could avoid up to £4 million and precious stones and metals exporters could also avoid up to £4 million.Consumers in the UK will continue to benefit from more choice and lower prices on goods imported from Switzerland, such as clocks, watches, and pharmaceutical products.International Trade Secretary, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP said:   last_img read more

PHOTOS: Escort Tears Up Brooklyn Bowl For 3 Disco-Fueled Nights, 11/16-18/2017

first_imgLast weekend, the slinky and soulful disco powerhouse Escort posted up at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl for three dance-frenzied nights. The group is known for their high-octane performances. Certainly, these three highly anticipated Brooklyn Bowl show were no different, with the group offering up their characteristic hypnotizing live shows to get fans stoked ahead of the Thanksgiving break. You can check out photos from Escort’s fiery performances at Brooklyn Bowl below, courtesy of Chris Capaci.Escort Performs ‘Cocaine Blues’ On Debut National Television Appearance [Watch] Load remaining images Escort | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 11/18/2017 | Photo: Chris Capacilast_img read more

Fighting unfairness

first_imgJust about every parent is familiar with the signs: the crying, the stomping feet and pouting lips, followed by the collapse to the floor and the wailed protest that “It’s not fair!”While most people see such tantrums merely as part of growing up, a new study conducted by Harvard scientists suggests that even at a relatively young age, children have advanced ideas about fairness, and are willing to pay a personal price to intervene in what they believe are unfair situations, even when they have not been disadvantaged personally. And their reactions to unfairness are influenced by in-group favoritism.The study showed that, when reacting to unfair behavior, children as young as 6 were biased toward members of their own social group. By age 8, however, children were more likely to intervene to stop any selfish behavior, whether or not the victim was a member of their group. The study is described in a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The study was co-authored by Harvard’s Felix Warneken, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences; former Harvard undergrad Jillian Jordan, who is now a Ph.D. student at Yale; and Katherine McAuliffe, a former Harvard Ph.D. student who is now a postdoctoral fellow at Yale.“People have looked at this phenomenon extensively in adults, but this is the first time we’ve been able to investigate it in children,” said Warneken. “The idea that children would care about inequity happening between individuals who aren’t there, that in itself is somewhat surprising. They care about justice or fairness and are willing to intervene against selfish actions, and are even willing to pay a cost to do that.”To demonstrate that, Jordan, McAuliffe, and Warneken recruited 64 children — 32 from each age group — to play a child-friendly version of the economic games used in other studies.The first step in the study was to establish a group identity for each child, using the long-established “minimal group paradigm” in which researchers assigned each child to a team identified by the colors blue and yellow, rather than using pre-existing groups like race or hair color that children were already aware of.Each child then took part in a series of activities designed to reinforce membership in particular groups. Members of the blue group, for example, wore blue party hats, and were asked to draw pictures using only the color blue.After testing to ensure the children showed preferences for their own group, each was presented with an apparatus showing how children — represented only by paper bags marked with faces and hats showing which color team they were on — had divided up six Skittles candies the day before. Children were then asked to be a third-party judge of whether the split was fair.If the child approved of the division, the participants were told, the other children would receive the candy. If not, children in the study had to sacrifice one of their own candy pieces, and the candy belonging to other two players would be thrown away.Interestingly, Jordan said, while the results showed that both age groups showed a willingness to intervene against behavior they saw as unfair, they became far more sensitive to selfish actions as they got older.Furthermore, children showed in-group bias in the way they responded to selfish behavior. “In 6-year-olds, we found that there were two types of in-group bias,” Jordan explained. “First, they were more lenient in their punishment of selfish behavior that came from a member of their own group. And second, they were harsher in their punishment of selfish behavior that harmed a member of their group.”While 8-year-olds showed the same leniency when selfish behavior came from a member of their own group, Jordan and colleagues were surprised to find that they were equally willing to punish selfish behavior that harmed members of either group.“The 8-year-olds were less biased than the 6-year-olds,” Jordan explained. “They were more willing to pay personal costs, and were less biased in the sense that they felt it was equally bad to treat people selfishly, regardless of what group they were in. They started to see out-group members as legitimate victims, or just as legitimate as in-group members.”Going forward, McAuliffe and Warneken are working on studies aimed at exploring whether the same trends hold true cross-culturally, by working with researchers conducting similar studies in Uganda and Vanuatu.“It’s a very interesting and important question: the extent to which this is specific to our society,” McAuliffe said. “This study shows children aren’t just going to watch and let unfairness happen. They’re going to put their money where their mouth is, in a sense. When you think of these fairness norms, are they specific to Western culture, or are they more general norms that children learn around the world?”This research received funding from the Harvard University Mind/Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative, the Harvard University BLISS Fellowship Program, the Herchel Smith-Harvard Undergraduate Science Research Program, and the John Templeton Foundation.last_img read more

Scotty McCreery to perform as part of Notre Dame IDEA Week

first_imgAward-winning country musician Scotty McCreery will perform April 10 at Elkhart’s Lerner Theater as part of the 2019 IDEA Week festivities, the University announced in a press release Thursday. McCreery is scheduled to perform three days prior to fellow country musician Tim McGraw’s concert in Purcell Pavilion on April 13. McCreery and McGraw’s visits follow country music legend Garth Brooks, who performed before 84,000 on Oct. 20 at Notre Dame Stadium.McCreery made his breakthrough in music in 2011 when he won “American Idol.” Since then, McCreery has released four albums that have reached No. 1 on a Billboard albums chart, the release said. He has also done work as an author.IDEA Week, which will take place April 8-13 this year, will include over 50 events divided into the categories of Learn, Play, Meet and Compete. The week, sponsored by Notre Dame, the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership and local organizations, seeks to celebrate and promote innovation and entrepreneurship.“Idea Week is an innovation festival,” event director Nick Swisher said. “While world-renowned speakers like Bill Nye and Kevin Kelly represent the learning side of Idea Week, acts like Scotty McCreery and Tim McGraw represent the fun and creative side.”“IDEA Week is not a conference,” Bryan Ritchie, Notre Dame’s vice president and associate provost for innovation, said in a release in October. “We want to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship and help people come together to produce what we call ‘productive collisions.’ Someone you meet at IDEA Week might be your next business partner, client or customer.”Tickets go on sale Feb. 28 at noon, and may be purchased at the Lerner box office, by phone at 800-294-8223 or online at www.thelerner.com. Tickets will range from $40 to $70.More information about IDEA Week and its events can be found at ideaweek.comTags: Country Music, Idea Week, IDEA week 2019, Scotty McCreerylast_img read more