‘Christmas Joy’ Concert Offers Sounds of the Season

first_img Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First United Methodist Church of Pasadena will offer a free concert of holiday music, Christmas Joy, on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the church’s Sanctuary. Choirs of all ages, brass ensemble, handbell choir and harp will present a 90-minute concert of seasonal music.This varied program includes a suite of carols by Kirke Mechem, “Seven Joys of Christmas,” a tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” an excerpt from Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata,” audience carols and more. Admission is free.First United Methodist Church is located at 500 E. Colorado Blvd, in the Playhouse District of Pasadena. Off-street parking is available behind the church and may be accessed from Green Street (a one-way street that runs east; access from Los Robles Avenue).This program is part of the church’s concert series, Third @ First, offering free concerts on the third Saturday of each month. For more information about events at First UMC, visit www.fumcpasadena.org. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published.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here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a commentcenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your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. Community News More Cool Stuff Religious Music ‘Christmas Joy’ Concert Offers Sounds of the Season From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | 1:24 pm Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

CUNA files brief bringing TCPA concerns to U.S. Supreme Court

first_imgThe Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TPCA) as currently implemented harms credit unions member by hindering the flow of important information and forces them to bear the costs of TCPA lawsuits, CUNA wrote in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday. CUNA filed its brief in Duguid v. Facebook, saying it believes the Ninth Circuit Court’s previous decision is “fundamentally flawed.”“Navigating this complex and opaque legal and regulatory quagmire is particularly problematic for the thousands of small credit unions that serve rural or economically disadvantaged communities underserved by traditional banking institutions…To avoid potentially crippling TCPA litigation, credit unions have abandoned efficient calling technologies,” the brief reads. “Notifications of critical importance to members—such as notices of past due payments or fraud alerts—are delayed or not made at all.”CUNA has previously advocated to Congress (including emails to all 535 Congressional offices) and the Federal Communications Commission for clarity regarding the TCPA. This lack of clarity has left credit unions unclear as to whether they would face legal action while trying to communicate account information to members. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The flat tax for renters in Karlovac will not increase

first_imgPRIVATE RENTERS ON STRIKE: WHO PROFITS AND WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? While others are waiting for the decision to be made, the City of Karlovac did not propose an increase in the tax in question, but it will still amount to HRK 300,00 per year per bed or HRK 350,00 per accommodation unit in the camp. The Tourist Board of the City of Karlovac supports the proposal of the Decision in order to preserve the existing, but also to encourage and develop further tourist activity of the City of Karlovac. “We believe that maintaining the same amount of tax liability leaves room for existing private renters in the city to invest as much as possible in improving the quality of existing services as the quality of accommodation is one of the key values ​​for tourism development in accordance with the guidelines of the National Tourism Development Strategy. stand out from the Tourist Board of the city of Karlovac. RELATED NEWS: WITH THE ENTRY IN THE NEW YEAR, THE RESIDENCE TAX WAS INCREASED  The city of Karlovac points out that their goal is the daily development and expansion of the number of accommodation units. “Since the development of tourism is one of the strategic determinants of the City of Karlovac, their goal is to further develop and expand the number of accommodation facilities, and improve the quality of accommodation, and increasing the annual flat tax would not be encouraging, but would even the possible transition of individual renters to the gray zone.” Decision on the amount of flat tax per bed or per accommodation unit in camp is currently on public consultation until January 12, 2019.center_img Cover photo: Apartmens & Rooms 4 rivers / Booking.com Pursuant to the provisions of the new Law on Amendments to the Law on Income Tax, the Decision on the amount of the flat tax for renters is no longer made by the Ministry of Tourism but by the representative body of local self-government units. In the area of ​​the city of Karlovac, there are currently 68 registered private renters with a total of 341 beds and they represent a third of the total accommodation capacity of the city. If the local self-government unit does not make a decision within the set deadline, no later than January 31, 2019, according to the new Act, the lump sum will amount to HRK 750,00 per bed, ie accommodation unit in the camp. RENTERS HAVE THE MOST BENEFITS FROM TOURISM? last_img read more

Jakob Oetama bids farewell, leaving journalism legacy

first_imgIndonesia lost one of its journalism heroes on Wednesday through the passing of Jakob Oetama, cofounder of the country’s largest media and publishing company, Kompas Gramedia.Kompas Gramedia confirmed his death. He passed away at the age of 88 after suffering from multiple organ failure, one of the doctors who treated Jakob said. He would be buried at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta on Thursday.Throughout his life, Jakob was known by many of his comrades and loved ones as a simple figure who always prioritized honesty, integrity, gratitude and humanism.Jakob, the son of a teacher, was born in Jowahan village in Central Java and graduated from the Seminary High School in Yogyakarta in 1951.Before jumping into journalism, Jakob followed his parents’ footsteps and taught at Mardi Yuana Junior High School in Cipanas, West Java, in 1952 and Van Lith Junior High School in Jakarta in 1953.It was not until 1955 when Jakob became the weekly editor of Penabur magazine that he began to delve into the publishing world. Six years later, he finished studying at Yogyakarta’s Gadjah Mada University, majoring in mass communication.He partnered with Auw Jong Peng Koen, or Petrus Kanisius Ojong — one of Indonesia’s active figures in journalism and politics — to publish Intisari magazine, which paved the way for the establishment of Kompas newspaper in 1965.Now, he should be remembered as the “the nation’s teacher”, said Jusuf Wanandi, the president director of The Jakarta Post’s publishing company, on Wednesday.“He is an educator for the public, especially through his mixed media and his bookstore, which were services that he provided to the nation as its teacher,” Jusuf said.Jusuf, who had known him since the 1960s, saw Jacob as an “empathetic and open-minded” individual that had provided “a great service” to the democratic changes in the past.And he is not alone in holding such views. The Post’s senior editor, Endy Bayuni, acclaimed how Kompas, through the journalism style that Jakob developed, was able to be critical yet survive and thrive under the New Order regime when press freedom was very limited.“He had the wisdom by which he was able to build the trust of both the people and the elite,” Endy said.One of Jakob’s pupils, seasoned Kompas journalist Maria Hartiningsih, described the “Kompas journalism” founded by Jakob as expressing criticism without attacking or cornering the subject and giving a voice to the downtrodden.“I remember he told me to always nurture humanity and compassion, because that’s the most important thing in journalism,” Maria told the Post.“Through his subtle and sophisticated way of criticizing, we’re also reminded that journalism is a matter of putting issues into context, so that people will know what the problems are,” said Maria, adding that Jakob was a “spiritual father” to her and many Kompas employees.During a 2005 interview with the Post, Jakob admitted that Kompas’ style, which was not straightforward, possibly arose from his Javanese background.“From childhood, Javanese people do not ask for money directly but often explain the reasons first,” he said.Meanwhile, Antara president director Meidyatama Suryodiningrat saw him as a national figure who had been “carrying the torch” for good journalism.“In an era where the media has to move quickly and seek profit, he still prioritized journalistic values, and that is where young people like us can learn a lot from him,” he said on Wednesday.Among the young generation, West Java-based Kompas journalist Melati Mewangi said even though she had never talked to Jakob, she had learned a lot about him and his values through his writings as well as his biography.“There’s nothing new under the sun, Jakob would often say, explaining that there’s nothing new in this world, but that we can always renew our perspectives,” she said.“He wanted to encourage young journalists to explore the world outside of our comfort zones, and that really helped me shift my perspective when I was assigned to report from a new region that I had never been to. His wisdom lifted my spirit and curiosity,” she said.Another Kompas journalist based in North Sulawesi, Kristian Oka Prasetyadi, also said he had been holding on to Jakob’s principle of “comforting the poor, reminding the prosperous” in the way he wrote his articles.Media organizations have conveyed their condolences and appreciation for Jacob’s contribution to the country.Press Council head Muhammad Nuh said Jakob had paid close attention to media regeneration, citing as an example the fact that his company had founded Multimedia Nusantara University (UMN).Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) chairman Abdul Manan also recalled how Jakob once congratulated then-AJI chairman Lukas Luwarso for the AJI’s persistence in fighting against the government’s repression of press freedom.“I think that reflects his attitude as a gentleman who respected the younger generation,” Abdul said.Meanwhile, Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) head Atal S. Depari said he was considering creating an award under Jakob’s name to honor his legacy, which would be given to journalists who write about humanities.Topics :last_img read more

Sex education could change under Labour Government

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 31 October 2013Sex education could be significantly changed under a future Labour Government.The issues to be covered in policy proposals will be debated at the Party’s annual conference this weekend.It’s proposed Labour enacts a national sex and sexuality education programme.It would see a minimum standard set for sex and sexuality education in the national curriculum – issues covered would include sexual diseases, contraception, consent, sexual orientation and gender identity.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbpol/825849321-sex-education-could-change-under-labour-governmentSchool sex ed guidelines start at Year 1NZ Herald 2 November 2013Teachers of students as young as 5 will soon have access to new sexuality education guidelines addressing issues such as identity and relationships.The guidelines commissioned by Family Planning are designed to help teachers of students in Years 1 to 4, and will cover body parts and differences between boys and girls – but not sex.Co-author and Canterbury University education lecturer Tracy Clelland said the guidelines focused on identity, self-worth, friendships, relationships, being confident in yourself and expressing emotionsPasifika Principals’ Association president Unasa Enosa Auva’a said any discussions around sexuality and relationships “cut to the heart” of Pacific families. “From a Pasifika point of view, this is an issue for our parents. Our parents need to be involved in teaching their children, particularly at the primary level.”What Year 1 students will learn• Working together as a class to create a safe classroom environment• Discussing the meaning of respect and showing respect for others• Describing themselves and their relationships with others, including similarities and differences• Describing themselves in relation to their gender• Exploring and sharing ideas about friends and classmates• Using ‘I’ statements to express ideas and feelings• Identifying body parts, including sexual parts• Discussing changes to the body and ways to care for the bodyhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11150315last_img read more

James A. Dillow, 86

first_imgJames A. Dillow, 86, Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.  Born, October 22, 1931 in Shelbyville, Indiana, he was the son of Mearle and Zella (Fox) Dillow.  James served in the US Air Force from 1952-60.  He was a carpenter by trade. He is survived by three sons, Richard (Yong) Dillow, Upper Marlboro, MD, Allan (Connie) Dillow, Greensburg, David (Edith) Dillow, Charleston, SC; two daughters, Becky Parish, Greensburg, Mary Ann (David) VanArsdall, Shelbyville; one brother, Bob Dillow, Maryland; two sisters, Barbara Lee, Greensburg, Pauline Roseberry, Florida; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Danny Dillow; brother, Don Dillow. There will be no public services. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more