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First United Methodist Church to Host Blood Drive

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Faith & Religion Events First United Methodist Church to Host Blood Drive Article and Photo courtesy of FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014 | 12:20 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday On Saturday, June 22, 8:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Pasadena will be hosting a blood drive. Every pint of blood donated helps save lives, and the goal this year is to donate more than 32 pints.In order to complete this goal FUMC needs forty or more people to sign up during coffee hour on June 8 and 15. For questions please contact blood drive coordinators, the Lambert family at [email protected] United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 796-0157 or visit fumcpasadena.org. Business News 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Top of the News center_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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 More Cool Stuff Subscribe Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_img Faith Temple New Testament and Power of Faith Development will battle in the eliminator two match-up in the Power of Faith Ministries Twenty20 Church Cricket League, at 11:30 this morning at the Bridgeport Sports ground. The winner will face Portmore Gospel Assembly (PGA) in the final. Meanwhile, six-time champions Power of Faith International (PFM Int’l) bowed out of the competition in the eliminator stages, as their brother team, Power of Faith Development (PFM Dev) humbled them by nine wickets at the Bridgeport Cricket ground recently. Scores: PFM Int’l 77 all out in 16. 4 overs, with the top score coming from Marlon Hoilette (24), as Demar Johnson led the bowling with 2-20 from three overs. In response, PFM Dev made 80-1 in seven overs. Top scorers were Gladstone Anderson (31 not out) and Demar Johnson (18 not out). PFM Int’l captain, Leon Edwards, took 1-14 from two overs. South Central Super League semi-finalists Portmore, Wanderers draw 1-1 Defending champions Wanderers had to dig deep to keep their unbeaten record intact, as they drew 1-1 with arch-rivals Portmore United in the St Catherine FA U13 Football League last Saturday. In other games, Rivoli United beat Tredegar Park 2-0, Royal Lakes drew 1-1 with Daytona, East Portmore Portals clipped Westchester 1-0, Windsor Lion whipped De La Vega City 4-0, while Angels United and Central Linx ended 1-1. The four semi-finalists in the JB Rum/South Central Confederation Super League were determined following the last four matches in the preliminary round on Wednesday. The semi-final pairings are as follows: Dunbeholden FC vs Jamalco FC and Tru-Juice FC vs St Bess FC. Neither date nor venue has been decided. St Catherine teams Dunbeholden and Tru-Juice topped the respective preliminary zones with identical records of five wins and a loss for a total of 15 points each. Clarendon’s Jamalco and St Bess FC of St Elizabeth grabbed the two second spots after mining 10 points each. In the final preliminary round matches, Tru-Juice FC were able to come from behind to defeat Jamalco FC 2-1, St Bess FC played New Bowens FC at Lacovia Community Centre and came away 3-1 winners, Dunbeholden outscored out-of-contention Downs 4-3, and in a game of academic interest, Black Star FC were on fire at home, defeating Ricam Academy 3-1. Independence City Primary gets baseball equipment In a move to increase the number of children playing baseball in Jamaica, scouts from the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are currently conducting training drills with a specific set of children, handed over baseball equipment to Doreen Crawford, acting principal of Independence City Primary School, on Tuesday. Taylor, who is also the administrative assistant for the Jamaica Little League Association, said a coach will be coming from the United States to conduct a clinic to fine tune the youngsters’ skills. They are presently operating in four schools in Portmore. Porus and Hillstars will contest the 2016 finals of the Moorland Development/Pat Anderson/Manchester Football Association U17 competition. In the first semi-final contested at Brooks Park, Jarmarley Nichol’s fifth minute strike was enough to hand Hillstars a 1-0 win over Ricam Academy. The second semi-final, which was played on Tuesday between the unbeaten favourites Porus and 360 Degrees, was more anticipated and was played in inclement weather. It finished 1-1 after regulation time. Nicholai Gayle scored first for 360deg in the 14th minute, capitalising after goalkeeper Odaine Reid of Porus fumbled the ball. Javel Coley found the equaliser in the 27th minute of play. The game required a penalty shoot-out and goalkeeper Reid came up trumps for Porus, saving two of the 360deg players’ shots. Orville Henriques lived up to his billing as the top central Jamaica-based practical pistol shooter as he won the April Monthly match on the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club’s 2016 competitive shooting program. It was his fourth straight win. Henriques tallied a total of 557 points from eight stages to win by 120 points over female shooter Sue Ann Henriques. A resurgent Owen Campbell came third, posting a creditable 75 per cent at 421 points. Thomas Jones at 73 per cent and Evon Grant at 68 rounded off the top five performers on the day. Porus, Hillstars in Pat Anderson U17 finalcenter_img The Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Portmore Little League Football competition will kick off on Thursday, May 5, at the Ferdie Neita Sports Complex, featuring five games, opening ceremony and dress parade. Activities start at 9:30 a.m. Defending champions Waterford Infant will play the feature game against Greater Portmore Basic at noon. In other games, first-timers Naggo Head Infant will come up against 2014 champion Elim Basic, also at 9:30 a.m. Kensington Basic tackle Sabina at 10:30 a.m., 2015 runners-up Aintree will play Silverstone at noon, while Harvest Temple will take on 2015 third-place team Ascot Basic. A total of 15 teams are down to compete. They have been placed in two zones, with the top four set to advance to the quarter-finals and the final scheduled for Tuesday, June 28. All games will be played at the Ferdie Neita Sports Complex. A seminar will be held by INSPORTS on Tuesday, May 3, at the Greater Portmore Basic School, to enlightened/educate coaches for schools in this competition. INSPORTS Little League starts on Thursday PFM Development, Faith Temple in KO clash Fort battle Right Stuff in domino league Henriques wins Mandeville Monthly match Fort International will play Right Stuff in the feature game of four on schedule in the City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union-sponsored Portmore Domino League tomorrow, starting at 11 a.m. In other games, Correctional Services host Highlight Strikers at Spanish Town Prison Oval, Eradication welcome Passagefort United at Gregory Park and Garveymeade entertain Masterpiece at the Garveymeade Sports Club.last_img read more

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Proteas honoured as world’s best

first_img “Each player in the South Africa cricket team has demonstrated a hunger to succeed in the toughest format of the game, and the team’s consistency over the last few years has seen South Africa reach this top position, winning them the Reliance ICC Test Mace.”Time at the top The Proteas, under Graeme Smith, first took over at the top in August 2012, when they beat England 2-0 in England. Australia had an opportunity to take over the top spot in November 2012, but South Africa won 1-0 Down Under to secure their grip on the number one ranking. Since then, they have gone opened up a considerable gap at the top of the pile to remain the world’s top test team.Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings tableSouth Africa, 127 Australia, 115India, 112England, 107Pakistan, 100Sri Lanka, 89New Zealand, 87West Indies, 87Zimbabwe, 34Bangladesh, 19 16 April 2014 The Proteas were recognised as the number one test team in the world on Tuesday when the Chief Executive Officer of Cricket South Africa (CSA), Haroon Lorgat, received the prestigious Reliance ICC Test Championship Mace on their behalf. The Proteas finished on top of the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings table on the annual cut-off date of 1 April, and were also rewarded with a cheque of $475 000.Second time at number one It was the second time, since the current ranking system was introduced in 2003, that South Africa has finished as the number one ranked test team in the world. In their last test series, South Africa lost 1-2 to Australia as captain Graeme Smith bowed out of international cricket. Irrespective of the series result, however, South Africa was assured of the number one position on the table. David Richardson, the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Chief Executive, presented the Mace and cheque to Lorgat in a ceremony staged at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town.‘Delighted’ At the presentation, Lorgat said: “I am delighted to receive the Reliance ICC Test Mace and prize money, not just on behalf of the players and the team management, but on behalf of all South Africans. “I know the players relish the enormous privilege of representing our country and also appreciate the responsibility that goes with it.” ‘A symbol of excellence’ Richardson, a former Proteas’ wicketkeeper from 1992 to 1998, said: “The Mace is a symbol of excellence and recognition of a side’s outstanding achievement in the toughest and most traditional format of the game. “South Africa has all the reasons to be proud of its feat as it is only the fourth team after Australia, India and England to hold the Mace. “Test cricket is the pinnacle of our sport and by promoting it as much as we can we will help to ensure its continuing good health as one of our three forms of the game at international level.”‘The world’s best test-playing team’ Gurdeep Singh, the President and CEO of Wireless Business, Reliance Communications, said: “We would like to congratulate South Africa for once again emerging as the world’s best test-playing team on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Funding available through Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) Division of Soil and Water Conservation is making farmers aware of funding available through the Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).CREP is the country’s largest private-land conservation program. Administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency in partnership with ODA and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, CREP targets high-priority conservation concerns in exchange for removing environmentally sensitive land from production. In return for establishing permanent resource-conserving plant species, farmers are paid an annual rental rate along with other federal and state incentives as applicable per each CREP agreement. Participation is voluntary, and the contract period is typically 15 years.“Farmers are continually looking for innovative ways to practice conservation on their farms,” said Dorothy Pelanda, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. “This program provides opportunities to make positive contributions to our state’s water quality while allowing farms to remain productive.”A $200 bonus is now being offered by the state of Ohio for all newly-enrolled filter strip and riparian area practices. For current CREP participants with expiring contracts, re-enrolling and expanding the width of filter strips or riparian areas will earn the bonus dollars on those new added acres, while expanding the environmental protection of these practices.The Lake Erie CREP is available in 27 Ohio counties including; Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Lorain, Marion, Medina, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot counties.For more information and to sign up, visit your local Soil and Water Conservation District or contact the ODA Division of Soil and Water Conservation at [email protected] or 614-265-6610.last_img read more

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Capacity of jails in Maharashtra stagnant, number of inmates increasing: CAG report

first_imgWhile the authorised capacity of prisons in Maharashtra remained stagnant from 2013-14 to 2017-18, the inmate population of prisons registered 18% growth from 27,883 to 32,810. The total number of prisoners as on March 2018 was 37% more than the authorised capacity of the prisons, revealed the CAG report on Home Department which was presented in the Assembly on Tuesday.In nine Central Prison and Correctional Centres (CP&CC), the overcrowding of prisoners had been consistently increasing from 125% in 2013-14 to 155% of capacity in 2017-18. In District Prison and Correctional Centres Class-I, the inmates population ranged between 112% to 129% in the above mentioned period.“Similarly, in case of District Prison and Correctional Centres Class-II, no new prisons were constructed nor any efforts were made by the department to accommodate the excess inmates which ranged between 100 to 113% of capacity,” the report said.The report has revealed that female prisons too have seen an increase of 18% in 2017-18. In case of District Prison and Correctional Centres Class-III the occupancy ranged between 75% and 118% during the above period. The report also observed that of the 102 sub-jails in tehsils across the State with a capacity to accommodate 1,670 prisoners, only 54 sub-jails were functioning.last_img read more

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Vilasrao Deshmukh: A shrewd politician

first_imgOne of the shrewdest politicians Maharashtra has ever seen, Vilasrao Deshmukh enjoyed the distinction of being the Maharashtra Chief Minister for the second longest term of seven years after Vasantrao Naik’s tenure of 11 years. Born on May 26, 1945, to a rich farmer Dagdojirao at Babhalgaon in Latur district, Deshmukh’s political journey was full of ups and downs.Deshmukh graduated with a degree in Science from M.E.S Abasaheb Garware College in Pune and later studied law at the I.L.S. Law College. Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde was his colleague in the law college. Deshmukh chose to work for drought relief in his early political days. First, he became sarpanch of Babhalgaon on a Congress ticket in 1974 and then was elected as director of Osmanabad District Central Cooperative Bank and Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank in 1979. He was a member of Osmanabad Zilha Parishad and Deputy Chairman of Latur Taluka Panchayat Samiti from 1974 to 1980. In 1980, Deshmukh entered Assembly for the first time. He was inducted in the state cabinet in 1982. Since then, he handled various portfolios of Home, General Administration, Cooperation, Public Works, Transport, Legislative Affairs, Tourism, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development Fisheries, Industry, Rural Development, Education, Technical Education, Sports and Youth Welfare.A rebel by nature, Deshmukh didn’t get along very well with then Chief Minister Sharad Pawar. He, along with Sushilkumar Shinde, tried time and again to topple Pawar’s government but every time the party high command managed to pacify him. “When I was Industries minister I got the CM in trouble on a number of occasions. Now, you learn a lesson and keep a watch on your Industries Minister,” Deshmukh once famously told former CM Ashok Chavan. Narayan Rane, who defected Shiv Sena to join Congress in 2005, was the Industries Minister in Chavan’s government.advertisementThe lowest point in Deshmukh’s political career came in 1995 when he lost the Assembly election from his home town Latur to independent candidate Janardan Waghmare. Deshmukh suspected that his bte noire Sharad Pawar was instrumental in his defeat. The next year, Deshmukh rebelled and contested the legislative council election as an independent. However, luck didn’t favour him and he lost the election. Following the rebellion, he was suspended from the Congress for six years. Suspended, Deshmukh focused on his educational trust Manjra Educational Trust and Manjra Cooperative Sugar Factory. In 1999, Congress gave him a ticket and he won the Assembly election from Latur with a margin of 91,000 votes. When the Congress and NCP combine was set to form the government Deshmukh became the first choice for the post of chief minister as the Congress wanted a staunch opponent of Pawar in the chair. Interestingly, Deshmukh was technically still suspended from Congress at that time.He took oath as CM on October 18, 1999, and served till January 17, 2003, when he was forced to resign in light of a controversy over the promotion of his actor son Retiesh’s first film Tujhe Meri Kasam. Deshmukh had asked the state’s publicity department to organise a campaign for Riteish’s film. Deshmukh was re-elected in 2004 and again became CM after the Congress preferred him over his best friend Shinde. He was sworn in as chief minister a second time on November 1, 2004. His second tenure also ended before his tenure after the infamous November 26, 2008, terror attacks. This time, too, the reason was Riteish. Deshmukh had taken Riteish and film producer Ram Gopal Verma to inspect the damaged Hotel Taj Mahal after the attack. The Congress rehabilitated him by making him a Rajya Sabha member in 2010 and subsequently minister in the Union Cabinet for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises first, then for Rural Development and recently for Science and Technology.Deshmukh was also one of the most controversial personalities in the state politics. His name came up in the Adarsh Housing Society scam in which he allegedly approved many irregularities regarding reduction of road width to granting extra FSI to the society. His proximity to film producer Subhash Ghai landed him in trouble. Deshmukh had allotted land for Ghai’s film institute Whistling Woods International for Rs 30 crore whereas its actual market price was Rs 300 crore. The Supreme Court also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on Deshmukh for shielding a money lender Congress MLA Dilip Sananda from police action.Deshmukh enjoyed personal and political friendship with political opponents like Gopinath Munde, Manohar Joshi and the late Pramod Mahajan. However, his political ambitions took him away from close friends like Sushilkumar Shinde and Ashok Chavan. When Deshmukh was made CM in 2004, Shinde had remarked, “I failed to recognise a green snake in the grass.”advertisementlast_img read more

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UCSD Health Announces First Kidney Transplant Between HIV Patients

first_img Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, August 27, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – UC San Diego Health announced Tuesday that its surgeons completed Southern California’s first kidney transplant from a deceased donor with HIV to a recipient infected with the virus.UCSD is taking part in a national clinical trial of organ transplants for HIV patients. Such transplants were illegal in the U.S. until 2013, when Congress passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, which allows for the donation of kidneys and livers from one HIV patient to another.UCSD doctors said they expect the kidney recipient to make a full recovery from the procedure, which was done earlier this month.Donor organ shortages are constant and affect HIV patients even more acutely due to longer wait times and a higher likelihood of dying before a donated organ is available, according to UCSD. More than 113,000 Americans are currently in need of an organ transplant.“Patients often wait more than 10 years in California for a deceased donor kidney transplant, and 13 people die nationally each day waiting,” said Dr. Kristin Mekeel, UCSD Health’s chief of transplant surgery. “By expanding donation to donors with HIV, we can get more patients transplanted — sooner — with healthy, functioning kidneys.”The kidney transplant clinical trial, which began last year and includes Johns Hopkins University and 15 other medical centers around the country, will include more than 300 organ transplants to HIV patients. A second clinical trial for liver transplants to HIV patients launched earlier this year.Both trials are currently recruiting and accepting potential organ recipients, according to UCSD.“The overall goals of both trials are to assess the safety of using such organ donations and ultimately increase the number of organ transplants performed in the U.S.” said Saima Aslam, an associate professor of medicine at UCSD.“This trial will also provide a new biorepository of tissue and blood samples to fuel future studies investigating HIV persistence and pathogenesis, and provide an unprecedented opportunity for persons living with HIV to register as organ donors,” Aslam said. UCSD Health Announces First Kidney Transplant Between HIV Patients KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 27, 2019last_img read more

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