What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

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Your best social media marketing tool

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Social media is based on people sharing ideas and information, creating online communities and conversations. We’ve already told you about a few of the social media management systems we’ve tested, and the importance of maintaining your presence on social media. But, to let you in on a little trade secret, you already have access to your best social media marketing tool…People.Your people. The ones that work next to you and across the hall, in every department and branch of your credit union.Real people. People who believe in your mission and purpose, who are your true advocates, emotionally invested in helping the CU grow. continue reading »last_img read more

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Lamb and Li to contest Junior Players Championship in Florida

first_img Matty Lamb (Hexham, Northumberland) and Jamie Li (Bath, Somerset), two youngsters recently capped at boy level, have been selected to represent England Golf in the Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Florida on 28th – 31st August.Both players stepped up from under 16 level to play a part in England’s winning team in the Boys Home Internationals at Western Gailes in Scotland.Lamb (image copyright Leaderboard Photogrpahy), 16, a former winner of the Scottish under 14 Championship and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and a runner-up in the English Boys under 14 Championship, was capped against the other three Home countries in last year’s under 16 internationals.This year, he has finished second in the Fairhaven Trophy, equal fourth in the English Boys under 16 Championship for the McGregor Trophy, and fifth in the McEvoy Trophy. He also finished ninth on his previous overseas trip to the European Young Masters.Li, 17, lost a playoff for the English Boys under 18 Championship, the Carris Trophy, last year at West Lancs before being capped in the under 16 internationals against Wales and Scotland. After finishing tied fourth in last autumn’s Daily Telegraph Junior Championship, he finished equal sixth in this year’s McEvoy Trophy and tied seventh in the Fairhaven Trophy.The Junior Players Championship is contested over 54 holes of stroke play. 22 Aug 2014 Lamb and Li to contest Junior Players Championship in Florida last_img read more

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The Little Parish That Wouldn’t

first_imgBy Judy O’Gorman AlvarezIn 2009 when the parishioners of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church in Long Branch learned the Diocese of Trenton was closing their church to consolidate it with two other parishes to form Christ the King parish, they were upset.The 500 or so parishioners felt their congregation was strong and self-sufficient, with a board of trustees, a treasury, and well-attended Masses in English, Spanish and Portuguese each weekend.Unwavering in their commitment and their faith, some parishioners banded together to continue as a community, and with the help of a married Catholic priest, a new-found religion—The American National Catholic Church–and a neighboring Episcopal church, they have become the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Long Branch.A church-goer prays during Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Guadelupe photo by Scott LongfieldImmediately after St. John the Baptist closed, parishioners held Sunday Masses–complete with familiar prayers, music and Holy Communion–on the sidewalk outside the padlocked church doors, at private homes and then rented space at a nearby social club. Eventually they were invited to conduct their worship at nearby St. James Episcopal Church in Long Branch. They invited a patchwork of visiting priests to celebrate Mass, and when pressed, parishioners set up a TV to participate in televised Catholic Masses.“St. John’s got stripped of everything,” says Joyce Sprague of Long Branch, who was a parishioner and a trustee of the former parish. According to Sprague, after their beloved pastor was transferred, the parish was disbanded but the congregation was never consulted. “We felt betrayed.”Some parishioners went to the newly blended Christ the King parish (which celebrates Masses in English, Spanish and Portuguese), others to parishes in other towns, and others turned away from all Sunday worship. But a few committed and determined people formed a parish council with a representative from each of the communities they serve– such as Columbian, Guatemalan and Bolivian–and voted to adopt a new name for their parish: Our Lady Of Guadalupe, known as the Patroness of the Americas. “Finding Father Tony,” says Sprague, “was a blessing.”Father Tony is Anthony Testa, a Roman Catholic priest who left the priesthood more than 30 years ago to marry and has been living in Lincroft with his wife and raising their family ever since. He has always considered himself to be Catholic and worshipped at his nearby parish. He recently retired from the U.S. Postal Service and as a validly ordained priest, continues to administer sacraments such as matrimony, baptism and anointing of the sick, among others. Testa officiates about 80 marriages a year and his clients are often divorced Catholics who are remarrying but are barred from doing so in a Catholic church.The children’s choir at Our Lady of Guadelupe Photo by Scott LongfieldSprague met Testa at one such wedding and thought he might be interested in helping the newly formed parish. Testa talked it over with his family and accepted the position of pastoral administrator and their priest. “They needed me,” he says.Despite the language barrier (Testa does not speak Spanish), he studied and practiced, and with the parishioners’ help with pronunciation, now celebrates most of the Mass, with the exception of the homily (or sermon), in Spanish. Most parishioners, he points out, understand English.“The people were so happy to have me and to worship with me and be a community,” says Testa, who was delighted to be back in his liturgical vestments celebrating Sunday Mass for the first time in three decades.In the meantime, Angel Martinez, a member of the parish council had been searching the Internet for independent Catholic churches when he came upon the American National Catholic Church.The American National Catholic Church (ANCC) was established in 2009 as an independent Catholic jurisdiction and has grown to include a handful of parishes in the U.S. Headed by the Most Rev. George R. Lucey, FCM, the presiding bishop, the church celebrates the same sacraments and follows the spirit of reform initiated in Vatican II, which many believe initiated changes to the church to accommodate the modern world. Among the ANCC’s beliefs that differ from the Roman Catholic Church is gay and lesbian inclusiveness, women priests, and not requiring clergy to be celibate.“We believe this is the future of the Catholic Church,” says Martinez, who was impressed with the ANCC’s all-inclusive philosophy. “It’s all inclusive and there are no restrictions. Priests can be married. Everyone is welcome,” says Martinez, who was a member of the former parish since 1978.When the parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe accepted the ANCC’s invitation to join them, they relished the support as well as a chance to be part of a religion with the same fundamental beliefs they have always held dear.Last November, Bishop Lucey installed Testa as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. “We are still sharing in the body and blood of Christ and all the things that are important to Catholics after all these centuries,” says Testa. “In the Roman Catholic Church they emphasize the letter of the law and not the spirit of the law. They’re too legalistic and forget what the law is trying to accomplish.”“Although claiming legitimacy as an ‘alternative’ or ‘independent’ Catholic Church, this group and the individuals leading or promoting it are not in communion with the Roman Catholic Church,” the Most Rev. David M. O’Connell, CM, Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, said in a statement last year. “No Catholic Church is ‘independent’…My greatest fear is that they will take other well-intentioned Catholics down with them, leading them away from the true practice of their faith under the pretense of legitimacy.Nevertheless, the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe with its 100 registered families is thriving, celebrating a 12 noon Mass every Sunday at St. James Episcopal Church while they raise funds to build their own church. They also offer catechism classes, Bible study, and a music ministry that features a mix of folk and Latino liturgical music. Father Testa has baptized some 40 babies and the parish is planning their second group of First Holy Communicants.“The Holy Spirit has been with us,” says Testa. “Things have been going very well. We’ve got the support of the ANCC, a church to worship and as the parish grows little by little, there’s hope for this community.” Father Anthony Testa, pastor of Our Lady of Guadelupe, celebrates Sunday Mass. Photo by Scott Longfieldlast_img read more

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Player of the Week: June Mar Fajardo unstoppable for streaking Beermen

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The Beermen have now won four in a row to climb to solo third with a 6-3 record behind second-running Rain or Shine (7-3) and league-leading Phoenix (8-2).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Inquirer 7 top UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Week 4 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo had his best week yet early in the season.The reigning five-time MVP was an unstoppable force as he spearheaded San Miguel Beer’s pair of wins over NLEX and NorthPort.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed The 6-foot-10 center averaged 33.5 points on 86 percent from field, 16 rebounds and 2.5 assists in his previous two games to earn the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award.Fajardo posted 27 points, 13 rebounds and two assists and made 10 of his 13 shots in a 121-111 victory over NLEX on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe followed it up with a 40-point, 19-rebound performance in a 113-107 win over NorthPort, which simply couldn’t do anything to slow down Fajardo, who went 14-of-15 from the field.His production against the Batang Pier was his best game since registering 42 points and 20 rebounds in Game 5 of their title-clinching win in last season’s Philippine Cup Finals over Magnolia. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endlast_img read more

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Didier Drogba Leads Chelsea to First Ever Title

Didier Drogba added to his growing legend by scoring a dramatic header in the 88th minute to bring his club Chelsea to a tie with favored Bayern Munich at their home stadium, then he heroically won the match with a penalty kick to give Chelsea a 4-3 advantage and its first-ever European Champions League title.Drogba’s contract with Chelsea expires next month, so it could have been the theatrical 34-year-old’s last match with the British club. He couldn’t have gone off in a more dramatic fashion, lifting his club onto his shoulders after team captain John Terry was suspended for the final match. Drogba, who is from the Ivory Coast, later called his winning penalty kick his “best ever goal.”Bayern Munich scored first and held the league for much of the tense match until Drogba’s header with just minutes left pulled desperate Chelsea into a tie.“He’s a hero. Without him we’re not here,” said Lampard, who scored with Chelsea’s third penalty. “I’d love him to stay. What he did tonight he’s been doing all his career.”A total of seven starters from the two teams were suspended for the game, giving it an unsettled feel that home team Bayern was quick to take advantage of. The win guarantee Chelsea a spot in next year’s Champions League tournament, which is crucial to the team’s finances and elite status. read more

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Javon Belcher Is Not The Victim Hes A Murderer

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies or position of Atlanta Black Star or its employees Is anyone on the Kansas City Chiefs mad at Jovan Belcher, murderer? He killed a 22-year-old woman, leaving a three-month old motherless. He did this in a house with his mother in a nearby room. And yet his jersey still hangs in the team’s locker room as some sort of twisted memorial.Not cool.If he died as former Chief running back Joe Delaney did in 1983, drowning while trying to rescue three children in a lake, or as former K.C. linebacker Derrick Thomas did tragically from a massive blood clot resulting from a car accident in 2000 . . . then such a display would be appropriate.Delaney’s and Thomas’ names and numbers reside on the Arrowhead Stadium Ring of Honor – an appropriate place for fallen players who did not die from their own hand.Belcher killed himself – after killing his girlfriend. And for that, he should be shunned like poison ivy.It is a tragedy that Belcher, 25, took his own life after gunning down his girlfriend, but with the murder should come disassociation and anger, not sympathy.This is not a cold-hearted approach, but one born of empathy for Kasandra Perkins and her parent-less child; for her family that grieves the unnecessary death a loved one, including her cousin – the wife of Belcher teammate Jamaal Charles – who introduced her to the athlete that would take her life.And then there is his mother, Cheryl Shepherd, who was left to seek help for her dying “daughter-in-law.” You could hear her pain and fear in the 911 call recording. She’s making his funeral plans and left to raise his child, who will be a constant memory of the tragedy that will tug at her heart the rest of her life.After shooting his girlfriend, Belcher headed to the team’s practice facility to shoot himself in front of the general manager, head coach and his position coach. They are undergoing mandatory counseling for witnessing someone put a bullet through his own head. Think they will forget that moment anytime soon?More significantly, little Zoey will grow up and one day will be old enough to ask about her parents. How do you craft an answer that does not scar her for life?This is the carnage Belcher left behind. For that, he hardly should earn anyone’s sympathy – or a place in the Chiefs’ locker room.“I don’t know if it’s a shrine, or whatever you want to put it. It’s a tribute,” offensive tackle Eric Winston said. “He was a player on this team. We’re all struggling to reconcile the conflicting emotions we have.”No doubt, for the players, it is a difficult balance, but how did he earn a tribute? He killed a young woman.His teammates got dressed in suits and attended a memorial service for Belcher on Wednesday. They are hurt and confused, shocked. How could someone they thought they knew flip as he apparently did. Maybe it was brain injury that turned him, although any other known case of NFL players with such malfunctions have only hurt themselves. Maybe it was one false moment that he wished he had back the instant it occurred, although the multiple gun shots could suggest something different.Lots of maybes. . .Whatever the case, Belcher’s locker should be cleaned out and discarded like so much trash. He does not deserve the attention it brings or the sympathy it elicits.No one will know what drove a seemingly fine young man to such an awful tailspin. But he is not the victim here; he created the victims, and there are many.And for that, Belcher should be cast aside, at least figuratively. His mother has already said she will always love her son; that’s a mom for you. His friends certainly will have similar feelings.To onlookers, it is a bit frustrating and disheartening to see so much attention paid to a murderer. The attention and focus should go to the real victims in this horrible case – and to someone worthy, someone who can use the prayers and use the support.His daughter. read more

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