Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: San Gabriel Regional Congress

first_img 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Regional Congress is an annual, one day event, offered in each of the five pastoral regions and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education. The San Gabriel Regional Congress, “Embracing God’s Call” will be held on Saturday, October 6th at Bishop Amat High School. It is located at 14301 Fairgrove Avenue, La Puente, CA.Regional Congress offers attendees opportunities to grow in their knowledge of the Catholic faith, to deepen their spirituality, to increase their catechetical, liturgical, and leadership skills, and to be challenged by a variety of current topics and presenters. The day includes three workshops, prayer and liturgical experiences, music and exhibitors.The cost for the day is $25.00 if those interested will sign up before September 28th and $30.00 after that. There are more information at the Adult Formation Office. Those interested to carpool, call (626) 792-1314.Click here to view the Registration Guidebook.Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Community, 2640 East Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 793-2089 or visit www.abvmpasadena.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Faith & Religion News Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: San Gabriel Regional Congress Article and Photos courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles & Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | 10:21 pm Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

IS IT TRUE APRIL 3, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE yesterday City Councilman and Finance Chairmen Jonathan Weaver announced that members of the local Teamsters told him and other Council members they are in negotiations with the Winnecke Administration to receive 2% raise in this calendar year?IS IT TRUE during the 2018 budget hearings City Council approved a 1% pay raise for all the public employees except members of the Fire and Police Departments who received a 2% increase?IS IT TRUE Councilmen and Finance Chairman Jonathan Weaver is upset because the Teamsters and the Mayor have been quietly negotiating a 2% salary increase for this budget year without his knowledge? …Mr. Weaver claim he hasn’t seen a copy of the proposed budget contract amendment that will allow the Mayor to give all the local Teamsters employed by the City a 2% pay increase this year?IS IT TRUE we find it  extremely interesting that the Finance Chairmen and City Councilman is publicly asking “where’s the transparency?” …ever since Mr. Weaver has been severing on City Council been asking him and his sidekick Missy Mosby “where’s the transparency?”  …we consider this to be a developing story?IS IT TRUE all we can say to Mr. Weaver is that “taxpayers are getting sick and tired of the political promises and games of elected and appointed officials”?IS IT TRUE a CCO reader sent this to us which we found interesting? …I  talked to a to a homeless man recently and asked him how he ended up this way? He said, “Up until last week, I still had it all.  I had plenty to eat, my clothes were washed and pressed, I had a roof over my head, I had HDTV and Internet, and I went to the gym, the pool, and the library?” …he also added that “I was working on my MBA online.  I had no bills and no debt. I even had full medical coverage?” …I felt sorry for him, so I asked, “What happened?  Drugs?  Alcohol?  Divorce?”  …he said “Oh no, nothing like that,” he said.  “No, no… I was just paroled?”IS IT TRUE some feel that Its time to challenge the out of control nepotism and political patronage practices at the Civic Center?IS IT TRUE we urge you to attend the “Guns and Hoses XI” event this coming April 7, 2018, at the Ford Center because it’s for a worthy causes?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the Evansville City Council should give $500,000 of Federal and State tax dollars to EHO Housing without knowing the findings of the Forensic audit?Please take time and read our articles entitled “Statehouse Files, Channel 44 News, Daily Devotions, Law enforcement, Readers Poll, Birthdays, Hot Jobs, and Local Sports.You are now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Job Vacancy: Construction Manager/Civil Engineer Required

first_imgJob Vacancy: GDC (Irl) Ltd Property Developers are currently recruiting.We are a long established Donegal based construction company who specialise in the construction of quality housing developments for both the public and private sectors.Due to our continued expansion, we are looking to employ a professional engineer to join our team who has the desire and experience necessary to successfully manage the day to day operations of construction site activities whilst offering strong commercial assistance across all aspects of housing construction. The RoleThe successful Person will be responsible for the day to day management of construction site activitiesMaterials procurement, quantifying, scheduling, programming, ordering and documentationSub-contractor procurement, pre-appointments, programming and coordinationValue engineering exercises and cost control managementCoordination of structural, external and internal works/finishes from conception to final certificationQuality control management of works and finishes to the highest standardsEnsure compliance with Health & Safety requirements. Safe management of works, management of safety documentation along with the continual development & improvement of current safety, welfare and quality systemsManagement, coordination, distribution of design drawings and details within the teamHave a strong commercial and contractual awareness with a good understanding of correct procurement methods and sub-contractor appointments and paymentsLiaise with and reporting to the managing directorThe PersonRequires a relevant Qualification/Degree in Construction Management/Civil Engineering with a minimum of 3-5 years experience in a similar roleHave a strong practical and technical background in the construction sector and in particular housing developmentBe a strong communicator with good people skillsBe well organised, motivated and able to work using own initiativeHave good commercial acumen and enjoy a varied job roleBe ambitious and keen on pursuing your personal developmentExperience in surveying, setting out, AutoCad, etc an advantageIdeal candidate will have a full clean driving licenceSalary negotiable and depending on experience.Closing date for applications 5pm Friday 29th March 2019 Please forward your CV and cover letter marked for the attention of the Managing Director to GDC (Irl) Ltd, Kilderry, Muff, Co Donegal F93 XA38, or by email to [email protected] Vacancy: Construction Manager/Civil Engineer Required was last modified: March 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Civil Engineerconstruction jobsConstruction ManagerGDC (Irl) Ltdlast_img read more

SA claims vast tracts of sea floor

first_img20 June 2006South Africa is about to get a whole lot bigger. The country’s borders are likely to be enlarged to include an unclaimed million square kilometres – of ocean floor.In terms of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention, South Africa is in the process of claiming between 300 000 and 1.4-million square kilometres – some 25% to 115% of its current 1.2-million square kilometres of land – of underwater territory off the country’s mainland and around the Prince Edward and Marion group of Antarctic islands.South Africa’s fishing, natural gas, diamond-mining and pharmaceutical industries are likely to be the first to benefit from the initiative, which is being managed by the Petroleum Agency of South Africa (Pasa).If the claim to the UN is successful, SA’s current maritime territory, the marine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), could be extended from its current 370km to 650km offshore by 2009.The EEZ is the area in which South Africa has the sole right to marine resources such as fish, to extract oil and gas and mine diamonds and other minerals, in terms of the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea Convention. SA has six years to lodge claims for its EEZ to be extended beyond the continental shelf.The new territory would give South Africa a range of mountains higher than the Drakensberg, and a border with France. The two countries are working together to draw up a common border between SA’s Marion and Prince Edward Islands and the French Crozet Islands.“This is the biggest-ever distribution of territory in the world – and so far without bloodshed,” Ian McLachlan, chairperson of the Shelf Claim Working Group, told the Sunday Times.“It’s a significant amount of territory.”The new UN law has provoked a new scramble for ocean land, as the sea bed – deeper than 5km in places – is considered the earth’s final frontier. A total of 45 countries qualify for extended underwater territory, but so far only five have submitted claims because of the cost and complexity of the process.In November 2005 the South African government approved an initial R23-million from the Central Energy Fund to fund the initiative, and will be helping poorer African countries to process their own claims.The earth’s shrinking resources and growing energy needs mean any new territory is at a premium, particularly as new mining technology can provide greater access to deep-sea reserves – such as the gas hydrate, found trapped in ice deposits on the sea bed.“We are really doing this for our grandchildren,” Pasa CEO Jack Holliday told Independent Online.“Benefits not claimed now will be lost for ever. We hope, of course, to find oil and more exploitable gas. But much of the extended claim is in very deep water, more than 2 500m, where hydrocarbon, gas hydrates, minerals and placer deposits are thought to exist.“There is no technology to exploit them now, but there may be in the future. The adaptation of bacterial organisms found at great depth could benefit cancer and pharmaceutical research.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Scott Metzger, June 26

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We started cutting wheat around the 17th. We had a little freeze damage in the wheat in the areas where I expected it. There the yields were in the mid to low 80s but the rest of it has been in the upper 90s and low 100s.The test weight has been fine. Some of the worst areas of the wheat were a pound or two lighter but nothing drastic like I thought it would be. There just was not seed in the head. About three-fourths of the stem was still wet where there was frost damage. The wheat never matured right. The seed head was dry but the stems were tough.We still have about 75 acres to do and I’m hoping to start on it late this afternoon. We leave the straw and double-crop right behind it. I like having that residue out on the field and it lets us get the double-crop beans in faster too.We got four to 4.5 inches of rain Friday night into Saturday and I’m sure that will lead to lower test weights. The sooner we can get that cut the less likely we are to have quality issues. The first double-crop beans were planted a week ago and you can row those now. With that rain and heat, they popped up pretty quickly and are not looking bad. The beans are really taking off growing.The rain fell over a long period. It was a nice rain. As we got closer to that four-inch mark we started to see some water running off but the ground really took it in. The wet holes still have water standing in them but if the wheat was left in the tiled ground we could have probably run yesterday.We went almost three weeks without any measurable rain. On the gravel ground the corn was getting pretty stressed. The beans weren’t growing well but it is hard to believe how they jumped out of the ground.You can’t really tell the difference between the April and May planted corn anymore. We have a bit of giant ragweed along some field edges, but overall the fields are looking petty clean. We’ll start post- spraying beans this week and we’ll be using the new technology. Two-thirds of our beans are dicamba beans.last_img read more

The Real Reason Windows Phone Is Failing

first_imgRelated Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android#iPhone#smartphones#Windows Phone The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology brian s hall Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Misstep #1: It’s hardly necessary to quote Steve Ballmer’s snide and foolish 2007 remark suggesting the iPhone would always be a marginal player.  Ballmer’s strategic missteps have been well documented.Misstep #2: The “one OS fits all” strategy that now-departed President of Windows Steven Sinofsky championed no doubt delayed the eventual launch of Windows Phone – and needlessly tied the platform’s success to the fortunes of the Windows PC, a shrinking market, and the new Windows tablets, an unproven commodity.Misstep #3: It’s likewise easy to blame a hapless Nokia, Microsoft’s flagship Windows Phone partner. The Finnish company is still trying to find its way after abandoning its own Symbian and MeeGo platforms and largely ignoring the U.S. market for years.Each of these mistakes is at least potentially fixable. Execution and speed to market can be improved. Strategy can be revised. App developers can be brought on board. Nokia could right itself. Ballmer has reportedly announced his retirement. The Real ProblemNone of these missteps, however, reveal the actual reason for Windows Phone’s continued failure in the marketplace. Worse, the failure of Windows Phone is a problem that may ultimately prove un-fixable. Here goes:The real reason why Windows Phone has failed because there is no good reason for it to exist.Go on, try to think of one. Think of just one reason – one customer-facing reason – why Windows Phone should exist? Is it better? Cheaper? Faster? Simpler? More secure? More connected? Ontological UncertaintyMicrosoft has designed a smartphone operating system that might be better, maybe even much better, for those things that Microsoft is good at – such as Word, Outlook, Xbox Play. The problem is, those do not seem to be the things that smartphone users want or need. In 2012, UK telecom carrier O2 commissioned a study of smartphone users. It showed that a typical user spends more than two hours a day (128 minutes) with their smartphone. The majority of this time, however, is spent on activities where Microsoft’s Windows Phone offers no significant advantages over iPhone or the best Android devices. For example, smartphone users spend most of their time browsing the Internet, checking their Facebook status, tweeting, listening to music and sundry other acts. For which of these – or any of these – does Windows Phone offer a superior experience? What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … It’s no secret: Windows Phone sales stink. Microsoft’s bold, attractive platform has an install base of a meager 2% of the global smartphone market and still sits below 5% in the U.S. smartphone market. The CEO of Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, has publicly stated that Windows Phone sales are “lackluster.” The big question is why the widely praised platform isn’t catching on. Microsoft, relatively early to the mobile Web, came to the smartphone party late, and has failed to make its case why anyone – hard-core PC users included – should choose Windows Phone over Android or iPhone – or even BlackBerry.The Blame GameFor years, Bill Gates spoke of a world of slates, smartphones and smart mobile devices – only to have Microsoft repeatedly fail to capitalize on that vision.  The innovative “People Hub” in Windows Phone, for example, may prove the better choice for those who wish to merge all their social networks and contacts under one area. Who cares? In the U.S., the typical smartphone user checks their Facebook page 14 times a day. A dedicated Facebook app, and not a Microsoft social hub, seems likely to be the optimum solution.And while Microsoft may claim that Windows Phone offers superior email capabilities (a highly debatable position), the relevant fact is that email isn’t even a Top 5 feature for the typical smartphone user.What evidence is there that Microsoft will ever offer a smartphone that provides a superior experience over Android and iPhone for watching television, reading, making calls, listening to music, etc. Gaming could be the exception. Integration of select Xbox features with Windows Phone could help the platform differentiate itself, but even that is not guaranteed. Already, iPhone and Android offer millions of games, including some of the most popular games ever created. The Windows Phone/Xbox combination still has to prove it can create something more compelling than Angry Birds. Closing the Window of OpportunityIs there still a chance for Windows Phone to become relevant? Maybe.Mobile carriers, eager to limit the power of Android and iPhone, may find a welcome ally in Windows Phone. The opportunities for a successful third smartphone ecosystem do exist – in theory. But Microsoft is not even assured of that third position.Consider these recent positive words in a blog post from Microsoft’s chief spokesperson, Frank X. Shaw:Windows Phone has reached 10 percent market share in a number of countries, and according to IDC’s latest report, has shipped more than Blackberry in 26 markets and more than iPhone in seven.Yet, even this most positive of spins reveals the significant barriers to sustained Windows Phone success. Current smartphone marketshare numbers put Android at 48% and iPhone at 19%. However, these are misleading. The third largest smartphone platform is the deprecated Nokia Symbian, with 15% of the market, and BlackBerry legacy platforms with 8% of the market. Android and iPhone dominate new sales.  Worse, the market could be slipping out of Microsoft’s reach forever. Each new sale of an Android or iOS device leads to customers purchasing apps, games, music, movies and more, all optimized for that particular ecosystem. The great bulk of such purchases cannot easily be transferred to a new platform – which serves to lock-in customers to their existing platform choice.Time may be running out on Microsoft to be relevant in the next phase of the global personal computing industry. (See also My Week With Android, Or Why I’m Buying An iPhone 5.)To succeed in this environment, Microsoft not only has to show why its device is superior, which it has so far failed to do, but demonstrate how its product is so utterly superior that customers should leave behind all their iPhone or Android content, apps and familiarity. This is a tall order, indeed. Nor is it wise to expect a new hardware partner to rescue the platform. As ReadWrite reported earlier this year, HP will adopt Android for mobile devices. Could Samsung be the savior? Not likely. While the world’s largest smartphone maker already offers some Windows Phone-based devices, its long-term strategy, as Bloomberg Business Week suggests, isn’t even about Android, but control of its own platform – just like Apple enjoys.  Windows Phone may be a great-looking, intuitive and well-integrated platform – but it remains unable to convince large numbers of buyers why they should choose it over the market leaders. It’s very hard to see how either of those facts will change any time soon.Image of Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates courtesy of Microsoft. Image of Lumia 920 courtesy of Nokia.last_img read more

Video Tutorial: Which Frame Rate Should You Be Using?

first_imgLooking for more filmmaking tutorials? Check these out.Video Editing 101: Using The J, K, and L Key Editing ShortcutsCinematography Tutorial: Following The Three-Second RuleVideo Tutorial: The Audio Transition You Need to Start UsingWhat Else Can You Do with Your 360° and VR Video Footage?Lens Review: How To Shoot Anamorphic with The Atlas Orion Lenses We’ve all got our frame rate habits, but all film and video projects are different, so one size does not fit all. Here are a few elements to consider.I’m not the only shooter who instinctively sets their frame rate to 120 fps when arriving at an epic location. It’s easy. It’s beautiful. It’s . . . lazy?After being an avid user of that frame rate for over a year, I’ve changed my approach, diversified my selections, and found new beauty in limiting myself to other frame rates like 24, 60, and . . . get ready for it . . . 950.Here’s why I began diversifying.The first and most important reason has to do with shutter speed. As most of you know, when shifting your camera settings to a higher frame rate, you have to crank your shutter speed to double the frame rate. So, 60 fps = 1/120 shutter. 120fps = 1/250 Shutter. You get the picture.The problem occurs when you play back your slow-mo frame rate at regular speed — also known as 24fps(or 23.976). Setting your shutter speed that high eliminates natural motion blur when played back at a non-native frame rate (i.e., 24fps instead of 60fps). The camera produces a shuttery-looking image. This style works for some genres, but for most, it just stands out. This action-packed “shuttery” flavor gives calm, relaxing videos a quick, energetic pace, eliminating that natural and relatable emotion.So, check out the video for my two cents on frame rates.24FPS at 1/50 Shutter24fps (aka 23.976) will get you the most real, most immersive emotion compared to every other frame rate. Your audience can relate to the characters because they don’t feel detached from the story.60fps at 1/120Use it when necessary. If you’re limited on time and need to capture a ton of coverage, this is a total lifesaver. 60fps also translates to smoother images and more dramatic emotion. I also use this as a back-pocket, go-to hack to make boring events look cool.120 at 1/240Finally the super-slow motions. These are great for capturing silky, dreamy sequences. They apply an almost fantastical element to your movies — ones that build atmosphere and fill in the gaps of the story. 120, 250, and 950fps are all very valuable for capturing action-packed moments with significant movement like explosions, backflips, waterfalls, or . . . BMX cyclists. But remember, it’s hard to tell a compelling narrative when everything is moving at a crazy slow rate.Find a beautiful balance by diversifying your frame rates and selecting what you need, when you need it.Interested in the tracks we used to make this video?“Thrilling Signs” by Cymatix“Frying Pan” by Flash Fluharty“Neon” by Hartley“TypeWriter” by Wolveslast_img read more