GBGB sets out plans for greyhound racing’s return

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first_img GBGB sets out plans for greyhound racing’s return Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting Strategy Regions: UK & Ireland Email Addresscenter_img The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has released provisional plans to resume greyhound racing behind closed doors when the current government restrictions for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are relaxed.The new operational policy sets out a proposed five phases, each of which would last at least two weeks and be subject to strict controls, all while keeping in line with the latest government-ordered measures.Greyhound racing in Britain has been suspended since March 24, after the GBGB initially moved all races behind closed doors prior to a nationwide lockdown coming into effect.Phase one would see trial meetings take place behind closed doors, while phase two would allow for racing to resume and closed venues, with a maximum of 10 races per meeting and a minimum of 30 minutes between each race.For phase three, the GBGB proposed that racing continue behind closed doors, but with 12 races at each meeting and a 25-minute gap between the races. Phase four would build on this, with racing taking placed behind closed doors, but with no limit the number of races and only a 20-minute break between races.Phase five would see racing return to normal with people permitted to attend meetings, subject to government guidance on both social distancing and public gatherings.The GBGB said that the policy would be updated as appropriate in line with any future changes to the government’s advice and direction.“We all recognise that a rapid return to some form of racing is the right course of action – not only because of the financial impact on trainers and owners, but because of the physiological needs of greyhounds as canine athletes,” GBGB managing director Mark Bird said.“However, we have been vocal throughout that it would be irresponsible to seek to resume racing without taking the time to prepare fully and adopt all the appropriate health and safety protocols.“This operational policy therefore presents an effective means for phasing in a return to greyhound racing – prioritising in the first instance graded races to support the vast majority of greyhounds and with the minimum amount of movement between racecourses.“We are confident that the process we are proposing gives us the best chance of progressing quickly and safely through the phases to an eventual resumption of normal racing activity, albeit behind closed doors.”The proposed policy will now be put to the government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, as well as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for approval.Confirmation of GBGB’s plans comes after the British Horseracing Association released a provisional racing schedule ahead of the sport’s planned resumption, with the first action since the coronavirus enforced shut-down set to take place over the weekend of 23-24 May. 5th May 2020 | By contenteditor The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has released provisional plans to resume greyhound racing behind closed doors when the current government restrictions for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are relaxed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

KSA launches compliance drive for slots in catering venues

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first_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Slots AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Slot Machines KSA launches compliance drive for slots in catering venues Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has announced details of a new scheme to help municipalities across the country in ensure slot machines in catering facilities comply with regulations to protect minors. The KSA has drawn up a list of catering locations that may have incorrectly been awarded a permit to run slot machines, with local authorities in the country’s municipalities able to use this list to check for any venues in their area. If any are found on the list, the venues can be inspected to check whether they fulfill the conditions to hold a slot permit.Current Dutch regulations state that any venue hosting a slot machine must ensure the devices are only accessible to adult patrons. However, a series of spot checks carried out in 2018 on more than 70 locations approved to offer slot machines found that this was often not respected. Catering establishments such as snack bars often had machines accessible to any patron, with permits awarded on the basis of old in-store layouts that had been changed over time.“Our people found constructions that can hardly pass for the term separation; sometimes it was just a wooden wall,” KSA chairman René Jansen said. “This is an undesirable situation, as young people should not come into contact with games of chance,” he continued. “Their brains are still developing, which makes them extra vulnerable to gambling addiction when they are young, but this [early exposure] can also have consequences in later life.”The KSA said the issue of access to slots was particularly concerning currently, as gaming halls and Holland Casino’s venues remain closed as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Catering facilities, on the other hand, have been able to reopen from 1 June. The Dutch government has been critisied over its decision to keep casinos and gaming arcades closed until September, with such facilities having been shut since mid-March. Holland Casino and gambling industry trade association VAN Kansspelen said this was “irresponsible”, adding that it negatively impacts business and more than 8,000 people employed by the sector. Casino & games Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has announced details of a new scheme to help municipalities across the country in ensure slot machines in catering facilities comply with regulations to protect minors. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address 5th June 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlandslast_img read more

2 FTSE 100 growth shares I’d buy for my ISA and hold until 2030

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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wild News surrounding the coronavirus quite rightly continues to dominate investor thinking today. It’s a saga which, along with its significant social, economic and political consequences will dominate the FTSE 100 and other share indices throughout this new decade.But of course it’s not the only major obstacle that could derail financial markets during the 2030s. A new era of protectionism threatens to hurt global growth over the short-to-medium term at least. An environmental catastrophe is unfolding before our eyes. Central banks across the globe continue to flood the landscape with cheap money. So it pays to have some exposure to safe-haven assets. 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The bullion expert recently said that he expects gold to trade between $8,500 and $10,000 per ounce by 2030, reflecting the next asset shift following the 10-market bull run across equity markets. More specifically he said that “the 2020s should favour tangible assets and commodities as supply shortages, and currency debasement creates widespread panic and a global depression.”Buying into gold producers like Polymetal clearly appears to be a good idea, at least in this Fool’s opinion. Reflecting the superb outlook for gold investment City analysts expect annual earnings at the Russian digger to swell 37% and 7% in 2020 and 2021 respectively.Right now the Footsie share can be picked up at a great price too. As well as sporting a low price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 12 times for 2020, it carries a dividend yield close to 5%. I reckon this a great share to buy for this already-turbulent new decade.Another FTSE 100 heroJust Eat Takeaway (LSE: JET) is another blue-chip that has witnessed a demand surge since the Covid-19 outbreak. But the explosive growth in the online takeaway market is no new phenomenon. Indeed, data from Statista shows that the number of UK food orders made via the internet has ballooned from 8% in 2008 to 55% in 2018.It’s likely that the proportion has continued to grow and the overall size of the market swelled too, driven by the likes of Just Eat. But there is clearly a lot more business to be won as the world is increasingly digital.This is why this particular FTSE 100 share justifiably carries an elevated forward P/E ratio of around 190 times. City brokers expect Just Eat to blast back into the black in 2020. It should then record an annual earnings jump of more than 120% in 2021. This is one mega-cap whose share price should explode during this new decade, I feel. 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Episcopal, Roman Catholic congregations forge bond after church arsons in…

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first_img By David PaulsenPosted Mar 27, 2018 The Rev. Robert Gaestel points out fire damage at Church of the Angels in Pasadena, California, after an arsonist struck Jan. 13. Photo: Diocese of Los Angeles[Episcopal News Service] Two congregations in the Los Angeles area, one Episcopal and the other Roman Catholic, have forged an unexpected bond this year, supporting each other after both were attacked by an arsonist in January.The Episcopal Church of the Angels in Pasadena was hit early Jan. 13, a Saturday, but the fire and smoke damage was not severe enough to cancel worship services. The fire Jan. 25 at Resurrection Catholic Church, however, severely damaged the worship space, and since then, the congregation in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights neighborhood has been forced to worship outside under tents while the church is being repaired.Two months later, the two congregations have found hope all around them. A suspect has been arrested and charged in these and other church arsons in the region. Worshipers at Resurrection aim to move back into their church by Easter. And Church of the Angels recently raised $2,000 for Resurrection at an Evensong service that was attended by the Catholic congregation’s pastor.The two churches are about 20 minutes apart, but with these newfound connections, they are leaving the door open to future partnerships that would bridge that distance.“We don’t know where this is going to go, but I would imagine new things could come as a result of this,” said the Rev. Robert Gaestel, rector at Church of the Angels, which has an average Sunday attendance of about 100 people.Resurrection Catholic Church is much larger, with as many as 800 people attending one of six Masses on Saturdays and Sundays, the Rev. John Moretta said. He was honored to be invited by Gaestel to attend the March 11 Evensong at Church of the Angels.“It’s a beautiful thing,” Moretta said. “I reminded him that he still prays for the holy catholic church … and that, really, we have a lot in common.”For both congregations, their churches were spared irreparable damage thanks to the quick work of strangers.At Church of the Angels, the fire was set in the building overnight, and two men spotted it while they were walking home from nearby nightlife hangouts. They shouted for help, which alerted Gaestel, who lives on church grounds.Although the fire was extinguished before it could spread, it still caused nearly $250,000 in damage, mostly due to smoke, Gaestel said. Prayer books, four benches and an antique carved wooden angel lectern also were burned. Graffiti was scrawled on an angel sculpture and paving stones outside the church.But the fire also revealed the connections neighbors feel with Church of the Angels, Gaestel said. Residents who live nearby, even those who aren’t Episcopalians and don’t attend worship services, offered to help with repairs the next day because they saw it as their neighborhood church, he said.“People who aren’t necessarily connected with us were really concerned about us and were concerned about the building,” Gaestel said, adding that he thinks some of their feelings of connection were spiritual, as well. “Christianity goes a lot deeper in this culture than people realize, and it takes different shapes and forms than what we may think.”With the neighbors’ help, Church of the Angels’ congregation was able to get the church cleaned up enough to worship inside on Jan. 14, though further renovations are continuing.Resurrection Catholic Church was not so lucky. The arsonist tossed a flaming object into the church through an open window late at night. The fire was noticed by two men, who were walking to their car after leaving a job around 2 a.m., but by the time they alerted Moretta, the flames had spread and threatened to engulf the structure.“The firemen told me that if the fire had [burned] two more minutes, we would have lost the whole church,” Moretta said.Instead, the fire caused about $500,000 in damage. Fire insurance is covering most of the cost of repairs at Resurrection, as is the case at Church of the Angels. The congregations also have been raising money for some upgrades to the churches as part of the repairs and remodeling.That is how the two pastors initially made contact. After learning about the fire at Resurrection, Gaestel asked the Very Rev. Michael Bamberger of the area’s Episcopal deanery to attend a news conference in Boyle Heights on Gaestel’s behalf and ask if the Catholic church had information to share on contractors. Bamberger reported back that the damage at Resurrection was much more severe than what Church of the Angels sustained.Gaestel later called Moretta, who invited him to lunch and to visit Resurrection. Church of the Angels had scheduled its Evensong as a sendoff celebration for its longtime choir leader, who was leaving, and after conferring with the choir leader and vestry, Gaestel invited Moretta to attend. He also asked his parishioners for donations to support Resurrection’s rebuilding.The two pastors have remained in contact. Moretta noted that both have decades of service in their respective congregations.“He’s been at his parish 35 years. I’ve only been here 34 years,” he said.Moretta also invited Gaestel and his family to a celebration in late April in honor of Moretta’s 50th year of ordination, and he hopes to have Gaestel back when the Resurrection congregation blesses its restored church, likely in May.As for the suspect in the arsons, his motive remains unclear. Christian Michael Garcia, 25, was arrested shortly after the arson at Resurrection and has been charged with 20 felonies, including 13 counts of vandalism to religious properties, according to the Los Angeles Times.“This destruction has no place in Los Angeles,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “Anyone who commits these sorts of hateful acts on our sacred places of worship will be found and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. We have zero tolerance for arson and vandalism anywhere in Los Angeles, let alone in our sacred spaces.”A church fire is traumatic enough for a congregation, but Gaestel said that trauma is worsened when the fire is set intentionally.“We don’t know what his motivation was,” Gaestel said. “Clearly he must be deeply troubled about something. Hopefully he’ll get whatever help he needs.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Judge says no to secret fees in Detroit bankruptcy

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first_imgProtest at Bank of America, Nov. 12.WW photo: Kris HamelIn the struggle to stop the racist bankruptcy and emergency management imposed by the big banks on the city of Detroit, pickets chanted outside the downtown headquarters of Bank of America at lunchtime on Nov. 12.They targeted the financial giant because of its role — along with United Bank of Switzerland and the London-based Barclays — in what activists call an “additional $350 million robbery by the banks of municipal retirees and Detroit residents.” Most of this money will go to pay a termination fee on a “nefarious interest rate swap.” Some $230 million will go directly to the profit coffers of BoA and UBS. Barclays, of LIBOR scandal infamy, is brokering the deal.Several UBS and BoA executives have recently been found guilty and sentenced to prison terms for fraud in connection with municipal bonds.Two days after the protest, on Nov. 14, Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes sided with people’s attorney Jerome Goldberg and denied an outrageous motion made by the emergency manager and the banks to keep secret the huge fees they will make from the deal. Barclays even reportedly flew in a barrister from London to appear at the hearing in the federal court.Goldberg successfully argued that under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, the fee agreement must be disclosed. A Detroit Free Press article called the ruling “a win for [municipal] unions.” (, Nov. 14)Goldberg told Workers World, “The interest rate swap agreement, if approved by the court, will cost Detroiters 20 percent of their city income taxes, or $4 million per month for the first six years after conclusion of the bankruptcy. It should be the other way around. The banks owe Detroit for destroying our city with their predatory lending and massive foreclosures.”A trial on the issue of the $350 million termination fee agreement will begin on Dec. 10. Organizers with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs are planning a major demonstration outside the courthouse on that date. The coalition is demanding a cancellation of the city’s debt to the criminal banks.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Another ‘Trumpian’ racial incident

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first_imgIn 2013, a second New York City African Burial Ground was uncovered, recognized and honored in East New York.Amid the spate of hate crimes in the U.S., on Nov. 1, in broad daylight in New York City, the African Burial Ground National Monument was defaced with the racial epithet “kill the N*****s” (the N-word) written across it. The burial ground is a sacred resting place of enslaved Africans.New York was the second-largest U.S. slaveholding city — enslaved Africans built the city. For centuries the remains of thousands of enslaved and free Africans were entombed underneath the city. They were not allowed to be buried in white-only church graveyards or within the boundaries of the European settlements.The 300-year-old grave site was discovered in 1991 when archaeologists unearthed hundreds of skeletal remains that they sent to Howard University in Washington, D.C., for examination. In 1993, the burial ground was designated a NYC Historical Landmark.On Oct. 1, 2003, the remains were returned to NYC and re-interred in the African Burial Ground at the former slave market site near Wall Street. Their return was marked by a two-day ceremony, where tributes were paid to the ancestors.In 2006, the African Burial Ground was declared a National Monument. It is the oldest and largest African burial ground in the U.S.Within days of the Nov. 1 desecration of the monument, outraged activists, civic leaders, and state and local elected officials held a press conference to condemn the racist vandalism. They called for the mayor and governor to make an official statement denouncing the incident.They insisted that police precinct and federal officials do a full investigation and called for the immediate release of security camera videos and arrest of the suspect. Overall, they demanded respect for African-American people and their ancestors, stating that ignoring the suffering of the people is a gross injustice.Speaking about the hateful act, City Councilperson Jumaane Williams, said, “The African Burial Ground stands as a reminder of the racist history of our city that we might otherwise too easily forget, of an entire people enslaved and subjugated even in death. These things and these issues have never gone away. But we are at a time where it is at a fever pitch. It shows that we have not moved as far past that history as many would like to believe.“Hatred and bigotry have never been erased from our country or city, only retreating into the shadows at times. I call on members of all communities to stand together in condemnation and defiance of hatred and the forces that propel it.” Hate is still much alive!The African Burial Ground stands as a tribute to those who were enslaved. It serves to educate current and future generations about the extreme sacrifices and profound contributions made by enslaved African-American descendant communities to the building of NYC and the entire country. In the face of current and future challenges, it is vital to protect this legacy for future generations.Cox attended the 2003 two-day re-interment ceremonies.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Patterson ‘not unhappy with anybody’ early in preseason camp

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first_imgFacebook Jonathan Pickell Linkedin Previous articlePatterson looks to ‘Own the Process’Next articleTwo TCU Soccer players named to preseason All-Conference team Jonathan Pickell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printIt’s August, which means football is right around the corner for the Horned Frogs as Saturday marked their second practice of the 2018 season.With a number of seniors graduating from last season’s No. 16 team, including quarterback Kenny Hill, running back Kyle Hicks, center Austin Schlottman, cornerback Ranthony Texada, wide receiver John Diarse and safety Nick Orr, Head Coach Gary Patterson is faced with the daunting task of replacing those players with incoming freshmen or less-experienced underclassmen, but he said “there’s not anybody who I’m unhappy with right now.”After the departure of Hill, the Horned Frogs will have to find a new quarterback.  The three players in the running appear to be sophomore Shawn Robinson, a sophomore transfer from the University of Pennsylvania Michael Collins and freshman Justin Rogers.TCU quarterback Justin Rogers throws a pass in practice Saturday. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.“Offensively, it’s going so fast it’s hard to tell about the quarterbacks because they’re all taking rotations and throwing the ball against ones, twos or threes,” Patterson said as far as declaring a favorite.However, Robinson remains the odds-on favorite, having started a game for the Horned Frogs, a 27-3 victory in Lubbock against Texas Tech.TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson works through drills in practice Saturday. Photo by Cristian AruguetaSoto.Hill, TCU’s starting quarterback the last two seasons, was at practice Saturday as an assistant coach. Patterson raved about his impact.“He’s great because…here’s a guy that just came out of NFL camp, so things they worked on as far as getting the ball out of their hands and reads, where their eyes are and everything, it’s a big positive,” he said.Having former players on the coaching staff is not something new for TCU.“We’ve got seven or eight former guys,” Patterson said. “It’s the circle of life…its fun watching them become successful and want to go into this profession. It’s not an easy profession.”The offensive and defensive lines both lost some key players from the 2017 team, Schlottman, Joseph Noteboom, Matt Pryor and Patrick Morris on offense and Matt Boesen on defense.In Patterson’s eyes, the trenches are a work in progress.“We’ve got to have eight [offensive linemen], at least, and we’ll know more tomorrow because we start in shells, and we’ll go from there.”The Horned Frogs work on their line play during practice. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.On the defensive line, TCU adds defensive end Ochaun Mathis. Patterson said Mathis has a good chance of seeing playing time this upcoming season.TCU also added linebacker Jawuan Johnson, a transfer from Northern Illinois who has already caught the eye of his head coach.“Johnson has pushed all the other linebackers to be better, and he’s a guy that’s very serious about what he does, and he’s got great awareness,” Patterson said.TCU lost starting cornerback Ranthony Texada after last season to graduation, and candidates to replace him include senior Tony James, junior Julius Lewis, junior Kennan Reed and redshirt freshman Noah Daniels, among others.Patterson said that “Julius has been a surprise” and “Keenan’s come a long way.”  He also said that he doesn’t “know if any of them are playing at the high level of Ranthony yet.”Cornerback Julius Lewis addresses the media before practice. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.At the safety position, Patterson said that the team has more players competing for spots, but nobody with the experience of Orr.Patterson’s overarching message to the players is a familiar one.“It’s all in the details,” he said.  “Every day, we’ve got to get better.  We teach something new every day.”TCU kicks off the 2018 football season on Saturday, September 1 at 11:00 AM CT against Southern at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter ReddIt TCU football players take the field for first practice of 2017 Swimming and diving hires new head coach Jonathan Pickell The Horned Frogs jog out to the practice field Saturday. + posts center_img Linkedin Jonathan Pickell Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Jonathan Pickell Facebook ReddIt Jonathan Pickell Twitter ‘Experienced’ Horned Frogs ready to welcome new players New season brings new players, high expectations from Pattersonlast_img read more

Two-year jail sentences for two student magazine editors

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first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the two-year jail sentences that have been imposed on Sonam Rinchen and Yargay, two students who helped to edit the Tibetan student magazine Namchak. Two other editors of the magazine, who were arrested at the same time as them in March, are still awaiting trial.Their conviction has coincided with other cases of repression. For example, the Tibetan writer Kalsang Tsultrim, also known by the pen-name of Gyitsang Takmig, was arrested on 7 July in Dzoge, in Sichuan province. According to relatives cited by Tibetan sources in the northern Indian city of Dharamsala, his arrest was prompted by his book “Miyul La Phul Ve Sempa” (Share My Heart’s Inner Thoughts) and recordings of his speeches voicing his concerns for the Tibetans that have been distributed on CDs.The lack of independent observers in Tibet allows the Chinese authorities to arrest and convict Tibetan journalists, writers, bloggers and environmentalists without any form of due process. The government prevents the foreign media from working in Tibet so that there are no witnesses.When the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China recently polled its members, 98 per cent said it was impossible to cover the situation in Tibet properly because of obstruction by the authorities. More information:…Arrested on 17 March, the four Tibetan students who edited Namchak were charged with separatism and inciting separatism in their writing. Sonam Rinchen, 19, and Yargay were registered as students at the University of Barkham (in Sichuan province), as were the other two, who have been identified as Sonam Dhondup and Dakden.Kanyak Tsering, an exiled Tibetan monk, told Reporters Without Borders that they had published comments about China’s policies towards minorities, including Tibetans.Tibetan writer Tragyal, also known by the pen-name of Shogdung, has meanwhile been held in harsh conditions since April in Xining detention centre, in Qinghai province, where his family has not yet been allowed to see him. His lawyer says the police are dragging their feet and have not passed the case to prosecutors. In a book entitled “The Line between Heaven and Earth,” Tragyal called for peaceful resistance by the Tibetan people. As a result, he has been accused of inciting separatism.Before his arrest, Tragyal said: “I am, of course, terrified by the idea that, once this essay is published, I will have to endure every kind of hell this planet has to offer. I could lose my head because of my mouth, but this is the road I have chosen.”At least 50 Tibetans have been arrested since March 2008 for sending information abroad:,36… ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation Follow the news on China August 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two-year jail sentences for two student magazine editors Newscenter_img News News Receive email alerts Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Video: This Too Shall Be Made Right

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first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Community News Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * This sermon was delivered by Rev. Greg Waybright, Senior Pastor, Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena on Sunday, September 16, 2012. After twelve years of leadership as President of Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois Gregory L. Waybright accepted the call to serve as Senior Pastor here at Lake Avenue Church. Gregory L. Waybright and his wife Chris Waybright began their transition from Trinity to Lake Avenue Church with their arrival in the Pasadena area in September, 2007.Gregory L. Waybright was president of Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He assumed this position on September 1, 1995. Prior to working at Trinity, Dr. Waybright had been pastor of the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In his 20 years as a pastor he has also served as senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande, California and as assistant pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Racine, Wisconsin.Lake Avenue Church, 393 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 844-4700 or visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Sermons and Lessons Video: This Too Shall Be Made Right Delivered by REV. GREG WAYBRIGHT, LAKE AVENUE CHURCH Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | 4:55 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 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.last_img read more

City Council Schedules Several Important Public Hearings for October

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first_imgGovernment City Council Schedules Several Important Public Hearings for October Housing, mansionization and YWCA building scheduled this month By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 2:43 pm Community News Several important issues are headed back to the City Council in October.On Monday the council is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on the submittal of the Public Housing Agency Five-Year Plan (2020-2025) and the Annual Plan (2020) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).The PHA Five-Year Plan is a planning document which describes the mission of the city and the housing department in serving the housing-related needs of low-income, very low-income, and extremely low-income rental assistance program participants.The plan outlines the city’s long-range goals and objectives for achieving the mission over the five-year period. The PHA Annual Plan (2020) describes the current operations, assesses housing assistance needs, housing stock conditions, and rental housing subsidy needs of lower-income households for the upcoming fiscal year.Also that night, the council will conduct a public hearing on the long-vacant Julia Morgan YWCA building on North Marengo Avenue and a vacant lot in Centennial Square, across the street from City Hall, as surplus property.On Sept. 21, the Planning Commission found the declaration of both sites as surplus property consistent with the city’s General Plan.“The city of Pasadena is negotiating in good faith with certain developers regarding the disposition and development of the properties at 78 N. Marengo Ave., 255 E. Union Street, 95 N. Garfield Ave. [the Pasadena YWCA building, parking lot and landscaped area adjacent and east of it] and 280 Ramona St. [a landscaped area and dirt lot east of the Pasadena YMCA, now Centennial Place], including rehabilitation of the historic YWCA building.”The Planning Commission’s support came one day after five developers presented proposals during a Zoom meeting.Last week, Pasadena Now reported that the original owner is claiming that the city has lost its right to sell the property to a developer because it has gone 10 years without reauthorizing its plans for the location.There is no meeting on Oct, 12, but on Oct. 19 a public hearing is scheduled on a zoning code amendment aimed at combating mansionization.The amendment would address the size and compatibility of new construction of single-family homes based on public input, The commission recommended that proposed discretionary review for projects exceeding new construction above 35 percent of the median house size within a 500 foot radius be applied citywide and to historic districts.The Planning Commission on Wednesday supported a staff recommendation for a zoning code amendment to address mansionization.Local residents have for years been calling for an end to mansionization. Many times homeowners remodeling their homes creates structures that were out of scale, ill-proportioned, or out of character with its surrounding neighborhood.Serious discussions about mansionization at the city level began in 2015. when the Planning and Community Development Department held citywide community meetings focused on single-family home neighborhood issues.Other meetings were also held focusing on Lower Hastings Ranch and on Hillside Overlay District areas, which helped the department learn of neighborhood concerns about mansionization from a wider cross-section of the community.The meetings led to design guidelines that could eventually cover all other single-family home residential zones in the city.In 2018, the department submitted a draft of “single-family residential design” guidelines that were the result of those community and consultation meetings. The guidelines were intended to provide enough guidance for homeowners and applicants for new housing construction to ensure that their projects, new or accessory, were appropriate for the surrounding neighborhood. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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