Maranatha Students Go to the Mountains for Annual Spiritual Life Retreat

first_imgPhoto Gallery Maranatha Students Go to the Mountains for Annual Spiritual Life Retreat STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 1:30 pm Over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, over 290 students, staff, and pastors recently attended Maranatha High School’s annual Spiritual Life Retreat at Camp Cedar Crest in the San Bernardino Mountains. The weekend was packed with intentional community and faith building activities. Students enjoyed four key chapel sessions led by one of their favorite speakers, Pastor Brian Holland of Pomona First Baptist. Students entered into each session with worship led by a full worship band from The Gathering, a missional Church located in Azusa. Group games, led by student emcee Noah Daniels, helped the students from varying grades get to know each other and build community.Games ranged from cracking eggs on each other’s heads, to full contact musical chairs, eating a variety of disgusting food items, and a lively talent show.  An extra time of connection in small groups, led by Student Ministry Team members, not only helped solidify the teachings, but continued to develop community and provide more time to process. A variety of local youth pastors were on hand from Lake Avenue Church, Fellowship Monrovia, Foothill Community Church, Sunrise L.A. Church, and Pomona First Baptist to give students an opportunity to connect with a local church.In addition, the youth pastors led several optional seminars during the afternoon on worship, prayer, and community. Since the retreat, many students have commented about a renewed sense of joy and commitment to their faith. Maranatha is committed to an outstanding college preparatory program in an intentionally Christ-centered setting. Maranatha will host “A Closer Look” on February 11 at 7:00 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more.Maranatha School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit www.maranatha-hs.org. First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community News Make a commentcenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribelast_img read more

Hamilton on top in Austria despite protest over his Mercedes

first_imgLewis Hamilton began his quest for a record-equalling seventh world title by topping the times Friday as Formula One roared back with a full day’s practice and an official technical protest of his Mercedes car at the belated season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. Back in black: Lewis Hamilton steers his car to the day’s top time Three months after the cancelled traditional curtain-raiser in Australia, and six months on from the last race, it was business as usual from the dominant newly-repainted ‘black arrows’ Mercedes men with Valtteri Bottas completing a familiar one-two as the sport re-ignited after its longest off-season. “It’s great to be back,” said Hamilton, who is seeking to draw level with seven-time champion Michael Schumacher in the record books. “It’s been a long time coming, so it feels great to feel the new car for the first time since February. “It’s quite a big difference to the one we got to test at Silverstone and I don’t remember what I was like in February, to be honest. It was so long ago.”Advertisement Loading… Read Also: Lampard, Ancelotti call for VAR ‘reflection‘“For a long time, we’ve been planning for the livery change for the car, for the (driver) suit change and I have also designed my helmet in black,” said Hamilton, speaking on a video released on social media.“Normally, my helmet is white, my suit is white and obviously the car is in silver. This is why – it’s the whole reason that the helmet has changed its colour and the suit and the car.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 House on the hill: Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action“So we’ll take it with a pinch of salt, try to improve the car tonight and come back with it tomorrow.”Hamilton, in commanding form in both the morning and afternoon sessions, was quickest in one minute and 4.304 seconds to lead Bottas by 0.197 seconds and third-placed Sergio Perez, in Racing Point’s ‘pink Mercedes’, by 0.657.Sebastian Vettel, in his last season with Ferrari, was fourth for the Italian outfit ahead of McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo of Renault and Lando Norris of McLaren.Lance Stroll, in the second Racing Point, modelled on the hugely-successful 2019 title-winning Mercedes, was seventh ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc in the second Ferrari and his future team-mate Carlos Sainz of McLaren.Verstappen revealed afterwards that his performance was heavily curtailed by running with a broken front wing shortly before his Red Bull team confirmed, on a day of hectic action, that they have lodged an official protest over Mercedes’ controversial dual-axis steering (DAS) system.The system allows drivers to adjust the toe angle of the car by pushing or pulling the steering wheel in the cockpit.It was used by both Mercedes drivers on Friday when the teams all carried the sport’s ‘We Race As One’ pro-diversity message on their cars.The long-awaited track action brought an end to Formula One’s longest break following the lifting of lockdown restrictions in Europe caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.Hamilton, who has been an outspoken supporter of the campaign for equality and diversity since the death of American George Floyd last month, revealed a statement Black Lives Matter helmet before climbing into his Mercedes.His Mercedes W11 car was also running in revised new black livery, instead of the team’s traditional silver, with a message to ‘End Racism’ on the halo.center_img Hamilton said he would take his initial supremacy over his competitors “with a pinch of salt” after a performance that appeared to send a message to his rivals and a power boost to the Black Lives Matter movement that he and his team have embraced and supported. “What’s positive is the car felt good today,” he said. “It definitely feels like in general, compared to last year, we have continued to improve it and that is a positive.” Speaking before rivals Red Bull protested officially at Mercedes’ innovative new steering system, he added that it was difficult to say if he had an edge over his rivals after just one day. “That’s difficult to say – it’s definitely looking good, but you can never take too much from practice and, if you look at some of the other teams, they were maybe down on power modes or up on power modes or fuel or whatever it may be. – ‘Pinch of salt’ – Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live In8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Ways Drones Are Shaping Our FutureYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Showlast_img read more

Anita Husarić First on Field Against South Africa

first_imgThe Fed Cup of the B&H team, made up of Jasmina Tinjić, Anita Husarić and Dea Herdželaš will play against South Africa in the first round of the tournament of group II of Euro-Africa Zone. Egypt and Georgia are also in the group.The first on the court will be Anita Husarić at 10:00, and afterwards Jasmina Tinjić will play. Following this, Husarić/Tinjić will play in a doubles match.‘’We will play with all selections from the group, and the match against South Africa is very important to us, because it can determine our future. In the Fed Cup all the sets are summed up, and the matches won can sometimes be the deciding factor, and thus every point is crucial’’, said the B&H coach Vojin Šukalo. He added that the atmosphere among the girls is excellent.‘’Georgia is probably the best team in our group, and Egypt has the least chance. Therefore, the match against South Africa is very important to us, so we could hold on to the semi-finals, and we don’t doubt this. We have three girls and all three are looking to play and have maximum focus on what to expect’’, said Šukalo.Only after the match with South Africa, B&H tennis players will find out their next opponent, and afterwards the B&H coach will decide who will play.(Source: sportsport.ba/Photo: Twitter)last_img read more

U.P. BJP MLA to Mamata Banerjee: ‘Mend your ways or meet Chidambaram’s fate’

first_imgAn Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA has warned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to mend her ways or get ready to meet the same fate as former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram who is currently lodged in jail.The MLA from Bairia Assembly constituency Surendra Singh said the Trinamool Congress supremo should “become the Prime Minister of Bangladesh” as she was opposed to the National Register of Citizens (NRC). “The statements made by Mamata Banerjee against the NRC show that she is backed by foreign forces,” Mr. Singh told reporters in Ballia on September 14 on the sidelines of a krishi mela. “It seems that Mamata is forgetting that bad days are approaching her. She should change her language and behaviour otherwise she will meet the same fate as Congress leader P. Chidambaram,” he said. On September 13, Ms. Banerjee took out a rally in Kolkata against the NRC in Assam after the final list was released on August 31 which left out 19 lakh people.After the rally, the Trinamool chief had said that she would never allow the Centre to conduct a similar exercise in West Bengal.Mr. Singh, however, said: “If Mamata wants to do politics by protecting the infiltrators from Bangladesh then she should become the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.” “In Bengal, lord Ram and lord Hanuman respectively in form of Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath have appeared, and in the next Assembly elections, there will be a change of power in the State,” he added.last_img read more

I am not married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra, says Rani Mukerji

first_imgBollywood actor Rani Mukerji, who has rubbished rumours that she is married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra, says she has left her marriage destiny to god. “My name has been linked with several people, but upar waala (god) will decide who will become my life partner,” Rani said in reply to queries in Rajat Sharma’s show Aap Ki Adalat, aired on India TV.Mukerji, whose latest film Aiyyaa released Friday, reacted strongly to media reports about her secret marriage to Aditya, elder son of acclaimed filmmaker Yash Chopra.”The media can’t even decide which year the wedding took place. Was it 2007, or 2009, or 2012? Let them (media) make up their mind first.””I am fortunate that the people of this country consider me as their daughter and they are worried about my marriage. But birth, death and marriage are in the hands of ‘upar waala’ and what is ordained, shall happen,” said the actress, who sported a rudraksha string on her left wrist.”As far as my marriage with Aditya is concerned, I can only say, Main toh abhi kunwaari hoon (I am still unmarried),” she added.last_img read more

a month agoMan City chiefs see Van ­Bronckhorst as Guardiola successor

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City chiefs see Van ­Bronckhorst as Guardiola successorby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveGiovanni van ­Bronckhorst has been handed an access-all-areas role at Manchester City.The Mirror says City approached former Feyenoord coach Van Bronckhorst – who has signed a contract that has put him on the payroll.The plan is for him to remain in Manchester if it proves a good fit.Pep Guardiola’s contract with City expires in the summer of 2021.And after seeing rivals Manchester United flounder in the six years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, the Spanish executives who run the club for Sheikh Mansour want to put a succession plan in place.Van Bronckhorst will spend the next year getting to know the inner workings of the club that has become the dominant force in English football over the last decade.He is currently working alongside close friend Brian Marwood, City’s highly-influential Football Administration Officer. last_img read more

HapagLloyd Launches Notes Offering

first_imgzoom German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd has launched a euro bond offering with a volume of EUR 300 million and a maturity of seven years.As informed, the proceeds will be used for the early redemption of the company’s euro bond due in 2018 and the early partial redemption of the euro bond due in 2019.Currently, the redemption is envisaged for October this year, according to Hapag-Lloyd.On May 24, Hapag-Lloyd closed the merger with the UAE-based liner shipping company United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), expecting annual synergies of USD 435 million from 2019 onwards.A significant portion of these savings should be realized in the course of 2018, while the full amount is expected to first be reached in 2019, the company earlier said.UASC’s 58 vessels have been integrated into the fleet of Hapag-Lloyd, with Hapag-Lloyd assuming the fifth spot in terms of capacity with 230 vessels and a shared fleet capacity of approximately 1.6 million TEU.last_img

ALANIS MORISSETTES JAGGED LITTLE PILL MUSICAL HEADING TO BROADWAY

first_img Twitter NEW YORK — “You Oughta Know” Alanis Morissette is coming to Broadway.The singer-songwriter has allowed songs from her 1995 breakthrough album “Jagged Little Pill” to be used in a new musical and producers plan to land it on Broadway this fall. “You Oughta Know” was a song on that Grammy-winning album.“Jagged Little Pill” played the American Repertory Theater last summer. It’s directed by Diane Paulus and has an original story by Diablo Cody, who wrote “Juno.” Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Morissette wrote the album with Glen Ballard, who collaborated with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics on the music for “Ghost: The Musical.”Morissette joins a glut of pop and rock stars to try their hand at Broadway, including Bruce Springsteen, Sting, The Go-Go’s, Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel and Cyndi Lauper.The Associated Press Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img

A halocarbon leak at Yellowknifes defunct Giant Mine site

first_imgAPTN National NewsMore concerns at Yellowknife’s toxic giant gold mine.385 kilograms of halo-carbon recently leaked during a test freeze of one of the arsenic chambers.The incident has environmentalists concerned over long term care and maintenance at the site.APTN’s Cullen Crozier has more.last_img

Prosecutors Backpagecom made millions in prostitution ads

first_imgPHOENIX – The classified advertising site Backpage.com ignored warnings to stop running advertisements promoting prostitution, sometimes involving children, because the lucrative enterprise brought in half a billion dollars, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.The charges against Backpage.com founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin, along with five others, accused them of publishing some ads that depicted children who authorities said were sex trafficking victims.The indictment said the site contended it tried to prevent prostitution ads, but investigators determined that was not the case and that owners declined to take steps to confront the problem.Backpage.com employees sought to help customers edit their ads to stay within legal limits while still encouraging commercial sex, prosecutors said. Photos and words that were indicative of prostitution were removed before such ads were run, according to the indictment.“Nevertheless, the Backpage defendants made a financial decision to continue displaying those ads,” the indictment said, noting the site has brought $500 million in prostitution-related revenues since its inception in 2004.Lacey, Larkin and five others who work for the site were indicted on federal charges in what authorities said was a scheme to knowingly facilitate prostitution by running ads for sexual services and using foreign banks to hide revenues.Last week, federal authorities seized Backpage.com and its affiliated websites.The indictment said it was implausible for Backpage.com to contend such ads were offering lawful escort services. “I am the type of girl who absolutely adores a man who understands the many desires of a young beautiful woman and how to accommodate a variety of fantasies,” one ad read.The indictment alleges Backpage.com started to launder money a few years ago after banks raised concerns. The indictment alleged the site routed proceeds through unrelated entities, wire money into foreign banks and convert money into cryptocurrency.Lacey and Larkin are charged with facilitating prostitution and money laundering. Larry Kazan, an attorney representing Lacey, and Cristina Arguedas, a lawyer for Larkin, didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking comment.Executive vice-president Scott Spear was charged with facilitating prostitution and money laundering, while chief financial officer John Brunst was charged with money laundering. Sales and marketing director Dan Hyer, operations manager Andrew Padilla and assistant operations manager Joye Vaught also were charged with facilitating prostitution.The indictment alleged that Padilla threatened to fire any employee who acknowledged in writing that the escorts depicted in ads were actually prostitutes.Attorney Michael Piccarreta, who represents Padilla, said the case will be important in deciding whether a web host can be held responsible for a third party’s behaviour. “It’s a very important precedent if a media company can be held responsible for what individuals post on their platform,” Piccarreta said.Michael Kimerer, a lawyer for Brunst, and Stephen Weiss, an attorney for Vaught, didn’t return a call for comment. There were no lawyers listed in court records for Hyer.Last year, the website’s chief executive Carl Ferrer, along with Lacey and Larkin, pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges in California, where state prosecutors said the website operators had illegally funneled money through multiple companies and created various websites to get around banks that refused to process transactions.Meanwhile, a California judge dismissed pimping conspiracy and other charges against the Backpage.com operators, saying federal law protecting free speech grants immunity to websites that post content created by others.In the past, the site’s operators challenged the California charges on First Amendment grounds.Officials have struggled with how to deal with the website without violating free speech protections.Backpage.com is a Dutch-owned limited liability corporation incorporated in Delaware, but its principal place of business is in Dallas. Federal officials say Backpage.com keeps its bank accounts and servers in Arizona.Lacey and Larkin are former owners of the Village Voice and the Phoenix New Times. The indictment says Lacey and Larkin purportedly sold their interest in Backpage.com in 2015, though they have retained control over the site.Lacey and Larkin were arrested in Arizona by then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office in 2007 for publishing information about a secret grand jury subpoena demanding information on its stories and online readers.They won a $3.75 million settlement from county government as a result of their now-discredited arrests.___Mary Hudetz in Albuquerque and Don Thompson in Sacramento contributed to this report.___Follow Jacques Billeaud at twitter.com/jacquesbilleaud. His work can be found at https://bit.ly/2GGWEPO.last_img read more