A new desert mother

first_img Malcolm Blue says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service [Episcopal News Service] Why was she doing that—up, down, back and forth—right in front of me? Once she had my full attention, she showed me her secret: she lowered herself down into a petite nest that the wind was throwing around like a yo-yo. Her intention quickly became clear: she wanted my help securing her nest.The would-be mother was a Costa hummingbird, distinguished by a creamy white neck and weighing in at about 1/10 of an ounce.Two weeks earlier, a tiny broken egg had appeared on the patio near the same spot. Perhaps this mama hummingbird had lost a baby to the wind already, and was so determined to achieve maternal success that she was bold enough to ask a member of another species for help.Using some wire and scissors, I tied up the long, flowing branch of the cape honeysuckle that held her nest. She stayed on her nest as it continued to bob up and down, watching me intently as I worked. I imagined her heart was beating even faster than usual, fueled by fear and hope. After I was finished, the nest was more stable and the little mama was content.The next morning, I left home for two weeks. While I was gone, the weather reports indicated my town would endure unusually high winds over two days. I wondered how the would-be desert mother was faring.When I arrived home, the first thing I did was check the nest. There she was, right in place! A week later, there were two little heads sticking up out of the nest, adorned with the same distinctive white throats as their mother.All three of them became used to me walking by and looking up at them. I enjoyed observing their ways. Mama would bring insects periodically to the squawking chicks. In the hot afternoon sun, she would go to a nearby fountain and sip mouthfuls of water to take back to them.A week later, just in time for Mother’s Day, she coaxed the fledglings out of the nest much as a parent encourages a child to walk. A few days later, I saw her feeding one of the fledglings in a nearby tree. And soon enough, the babies disappeared and the mama was alone again. The next generation was successfully launched, thanks to this wise desert mother with a body that weighs less than an ounce but with a spirit strong enough to ask for help.Hummingbirds are considered one of the smartest birds, right up there with ravens and crows. The slang term “bird brain” does not do them justice. Even so, humans are even smarter, equipped with the most powerful brains in creation. But how many of us learn as quickly as this desert mama? She only had to lose one egg to realize she needed a plan B that required something other than her own abilities.Our intelligent species seems to get stuck more easily than this hummer. We try something, fail, and then think if we just keep at it, we’ll achieve success. Sometimes this strategy works, and sometimes it doesn’t. There is a fine line between persistence and stubbornness. As Albert Einstein said, “The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.”Congregations in the Episcopal Church have watched many eggs fall out of the spiritual nest. Over the past 50 years, two generations have said “no thanks” to participating in the church as it is currently configured. Perhaps this loss of connection is the price to be paid for the harsh winds of self-reliance blowing through the church and American society at large, generated by the baby boomers and the “greatest generation.”In Matthew 7:7-8, Jesus encourages us to be more like the hummingbird:“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”What does meaningful worship look like to all the generations? What physical and financial structures are all the generations able and willing to support to have their spiritual hunger sated? How can the spiritual life of the parish help young people flourish in our society rather than drain them with volunteer work demands? Can we hear the voice of a 30-year old prophet? Are we partnering with other groups to serve community needs efficiently?These questions are not too hard for us if we are following Jesus’ advice to ask, seek, knock, and pray. The Holy Spirit hovers close by, waiting to mother us with help to secure the nest and replace death with life. And when the help shows up, it takes wisdom to recognize the helper, who may or may not be wearing a collar and just might be from another generation, race, religion, gender, sexual preference, culture, or even species!If we would have faith the size of a hummingbird… all things are possible for us.– Phyllis Strupp is the author of Church Publishing’s Faith and Nature curriculum and the author of The Richest of Fare: Seeking Spiritual Security in the Sonoran Desert. Comments (4) Deborah Matherne says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release May 15, 2012 at 9:28 am Beautiful. And true! Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET May 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm Lovely. Happy Mothers’ Day to you! Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 A new desert mother Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC center_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC May 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm Marvelous! Aristotle once said, “In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” I would add, “And in all things spiritual and of faith development, there is also something marvelous!” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab By Phyllis StruppPosted May 11, 2012 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Rev. Charles H. Morris, D. Min. says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY James McLemore says: Rector Bath, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group May 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm Absolutely beautiful!! Hope you don’t mind that I “shared”. Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET last_img read more

Six Anglican churches in New Zealand shortlisted for post-earthquake heritage…

first_img Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Six Anglican churches in New Zealand shortlisted for post-earthquake heritage awards Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted May 16, 2018 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Anglican Communion News Service] More than half of the finalists for an award recognizing “commitment, investment or a unique solution to earthquake strengthening which has saved or will now protect a heritage building” in Christchurch, New Zealand, are Anglican churches and a school.The six buildings have recently reopened following extensive renovation and repair work after the devastating 2011 earthquake in the city. They are among 290 Anglican properties in the Diocese of Christchurch under the care of the Church Property Trustees. Some 234 of them were damaged in the quake, the most notable being Christ Church Cathedral.Read the full article here. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

When to shut down for Christmas

 18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis When to shut down for Christmas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 December 2000 | News Given the problems experienced last Christmas by many online shoppers last year when purchases were delivered after 25th December, online charity shops need to judge their Christmas last orders date just right. Charity Christmas card shop Charitycards.co.uk has placed helpful information on its site for shoppers leaving it late. “Don’t forget to check the last order dates for Christmas 2000!”, their site warns. The site clearly states its last order dates, and helpfully adds information from the Royal Mail about last posting dates and the impact of railway disruption on deliveries. Visit Charitycards. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Classic Tours opens bookings for ‘Trek the Inca Trail’

first_img  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Classic Tours opens bookings for ‘Trek the Inca Trail’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Classic Tours has announced that bookings for ‘Trek the Inca Trail’, 26 August – 4 September 2006, are now available.Classic Tours offer a range of adventurous overseas expeditions which enable participants to raise vital funds for a chosen charity. Other challenges available in 2006 include trekking through the tropical wilderness of Brazil, cycling from the Great Wall of China to Tiananmen Square, climbing Mount Etna in Sicily, swimming and trekking along the Lycian Way in Turkey and running 100km from the Great Wall of China to the Ming Tombs.Registration fees range from £150-£250, paid by the participant as a commitment to raise funds for the charity of their choice. The minimum sponsorship requirement is £1,350-£2,650 per person. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 19 April 2006 | News Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy Volunteeringlast_img read more

Forever Manchester Backwards Run 2012

first_img  48 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 May 2012 | News  47 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Humour It’s hard to come up with a fresh approach to a fundraising event. Forever Manchester however has come up with its Backwards Run.This is part of the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester’s efforts to brand its Forever Manchester campaign as different: “Charity… the Mancunian way” says its strapline.http://forevermanchester.com/events/the-return-of-the-backwards-run/ Forever Manchester Backwards Run 2012 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Crímenes históricos de militares franceses

first_imgMuchos jóvenes en París fueron víctimas inocentes del ataque del 13 de noviembre, pero eso no quiere decir que el estado imperialista francés es inocente. Aunque la Revolución Francesa de 1789 levantó las consignas idealistas de libertad, igualdad y fraternidad, el imperialismo francés, que se desarrolló a partir de esa revolución burguesa, tiene una historia sangrienta en el mundo. Las acciones de la clase dominante francesa han creado muchos enemigos, pero es la gente común, no a las élites, quienes pagan el precio.Cuando Francia imperialista  acababa de salir de la ocupación alemana después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, los pueblos árabes y bereberes comenzaron manifestaciones masivas y levantamientos en Argelia contra el dominio colonial francés. Para suprimir la rebelión, durante varios días las tropas y la policía francesas, actuando por orden del presidente francés emitida el 8 de mayo de 1945, masacraron cerca de 45.000 argelinos que pacíficamente se manifestaban en las ciudades de Setif, Guelma y Kherrata. (tinyurl.com/ncqzar5) Los ocupantes franceses mataron tanto como un millón de argelinas/os intentando aferrarse a esa nación, hasta que el pueblo finalmente ganó su liberación en 1962.En 1947, las tropas coloniales francesas asesinaron 89.000 personas para “pacificar” una rebelión en Madagascar, una isla de África en el Océano Índico. (Le Monde Diplomatique, marzo de 1997) Durante la larga guerra francesa en Indochina, los militares franceses mataron a muchos más vietnamitas, laosianos, camboyanos y algunos chinos hasta que el imperialismo francés fue finalmente expulsado en 1954.Incluso en el mismo París, el 17 de octubre de 1961, la policía francesa abrió fuego contra una manifestación de 30.000 argelinos, matando entre 70 y 300 personas. Si usted no ha oído hablar de esto, es porque la policía francesa y los medios de comunicación conspiraron para mantenerlo en secreto hasta que finalmente se verificó en la década de 1990. (“La batalla de París,” Jean-Luc Einaudi, 1991)Esta historia de intervención militar imperialista continúa. Aviones franceses abrieron la guerra aérea contra Libia en 2011, llevando a la destrucción bárbara de ese país por la OTAN. Aviones franceses están bombardeando hoy en Siria e Irak, junto a la “coalición” liderada por Estados Unidos.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Purdue Publication Answers Questions about Raw’ Milk

first_img By Gary Truitt – Nov 27, 2012 Facebook Twitter Legislation was introduced in the 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly to allow the sale of raw milk from any dairy farm with 20 or fewer cows. The bill failed but could be reintroduced in the Legislature’s 2013 session. Meanwhile, the Indiana Board of Animal Health is studying raw milk and will issue a report on regulatory matters to state lawmakers by early December.Unpasteurized milk also has been debated in the U.S. Senate. An amendment was offered to the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2012 to eliminate mandatory pasteurization for all milk and milk products shipped across state lines. The amendment was left out of the bill’s final draft. Milk usually does not harbor any harmful bacteria when it leaves a cow but can become contaminated from dairy equipment, dirt, manure or if not properly stored. The incubation period for bacterial contamination is shorter than the normal time it takes most consumers to drink the milk, Schutz said. “Diseases that can be transmitted through raw milk include listeriosis, campylobacter and streptococcus, to name a few,” Schutz said. “These illnesses can be very serious or fatal. Pasteurization can reduce the pathogen load in milk to make it safer for human consumption. In fact, pasteurization probably is the one practice that has done the most to reduce the spread of tuberculosis from animals to humans.” Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 12:00 Update with Gary Wilhelmi 11/27/2012Next articlePartial Stover Removal a Residue Management Option for Growers Gary Truitt Raw Milk FAQs answers 18 common questions related to pasteurization and unpasteurized milk. The questions include risks associated with drinking unpasteurized milk, beneficial characteristics and properties of unpasteurized milk, the effect pasteurization has on milk’s nutritional value and legal ramifications of permitting raw milk sales. The publication also provides links to other informational resources on pasteurization and raw milk. “This is a huge issue, and ultimately it will be up to the state Legislature to decide whether permitted sales of unpasteurized milk will be made available to consumers in Indiana,” Schutz said. Facebook Twitter As consumer demand for locally grown and organic foods increases, so, too, does the interest in unpasteurized – or “raw” – milk. But is milk that comes straight from a cow safe to drink? A new Purdue Extension publication helps separate fact from fiction. Raw Milk FAQs, Extension publication AS-612-W, is available for free download from Purdue Extension’s The Education Store at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?itemID=20853#.ULO69Y7_QyE. The seven-page publication was written by Mike Schutz, Purdue Extension dairy specialist, and Mike Ferree, a Purdue Extension educator from Bartholomew County.The publication is intended to add to the public dialogue as lawmakers across the country consider whether to regulate raw milk, what a regulatory system should look like, and how best to protect both consumer choice and public health, Schutz said. “This publication provides the scientific facts behind milk pasteurization, its benefits and the issues related to consuming raw milk,” Schutz said. Pasteurization involves heating food molecules to kill foodborne pathogens. The process was developed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard in 1862. Another scientist, Franz von Soxhlet, popularized pasteurization for use on milk in 1886. Indiana is among 20 states that don’t allow the sale of raw milk for human consumption. Purdue Publication Answers Questions about Raw’ Milk SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Publication Answers Questions about Raw’ Milklast_img read more

Tehran court sentences AmadNews editor Rouhollah Zam to death

first_img“The court considered that the 13 charges [maintained against Zam] were the equivalent of the charge of ‘corruption on earth’ and therefore passed the death sentence,” justice system spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili was quoted as saying by Mizan Online, the Iranian justice system’s official website. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iran March 18, 2021 Find out more News February 25, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en Kidnapped in Iraq by Revolutionary Guards in October 2019 and forcibly returned to Iran, Zam is a very controversial figure both in Iran and in the Iranian diaspora, partly because of his links with foreign intelligence agencies. News “After being illegally kidnapped and arrested, Rouhollah Zam has been tried in a grossly unfair manner and then given an inhuman and unacceptable sentence,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. “We call on the Iranian judicial authorities to overturn his conviction as quickly as possible. This sentence must be condemned with particular force because Iran has repeatedly been criticized by the UN in the past for its arbitrary executions.” News IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms ImprisonedInternet IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms ImprisonedInternet Help by sharing this information After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists June 30, 2020 Tehran court sentences AmadNews editor Rouhollah Zam to death to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is shocked and dismayed by the death sentence that a Tehran court has passed on Rouhollah Zam, the editor of the AmadNews website and Telegram channel. This inhuman and unacceptable sentence must be overturned, RSF said. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News He was tried in a revolutionary court by Aboulghasem Salevati, a judge widely regarded as one of the worst “executioners” of Iranian journalists. RSF already expressed concern about the iniquitous nature of the trial and the possibility of a death sentence when it began on 10 February. Iran is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, three places lower than in 2019. The news that Zam, who lived for many years in self-imposed exile in France, had been sentenced to death was announced today, nearly five and a half months after the start of his trial. June 9, 2021 Find out more The charge of “spreading corruption on earth” comes from the Koranic expression “mofsed-e-fel’arz” and implies that corruption pervades the defendant’s very soul and being. It is one of the most serious charges that can be brought before a revolutionary court in Iran. Organisation last_img read more

Shadowing the Future of Student Employment

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it 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,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy “Shadow Day” gives local students an opportunity to spend time at local businesses and get an idea of how they operate and how they might ultimately fit into that process.The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has been partnering with the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) for the past three years on the program, creating work-based learning experiences for students preparing for college and career.One traditional Shadow Days host is the Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union (PFSCU). Recently, a host of high school students from PUSD dropped in to see how a professional office environment works and get some career advice from workers there.“We’re so proud to continue our work with the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and John Muir Early College Magnet High School to help educate and develop our future leaders,” said Andy Tien, vice president, marketing, PFSCU. “The job shadow program is an extension of our partnership where we help provide financial literacy, career mentorship, and work experience through our student-run credit union branch (Mustang Branch).”Rosalina Ordaz, from John Muir High School Early College Magnet, was one of the students present.“I really enjoyed my time job shadowing at Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union,” Ordaz said in a Facebook post. “Everyone was very helpful and it was nice to get a behind-the-scenes look at how an actual business runs.”“Work-based learning can have a profound impact on students as they plan their future,” said Amy Foell, Workforce Development Director, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. “Many of the PUSD high schoolers we placed have been hired by their host or gone on to pursue a course of study in college that matches their placement. We are working to create a pipeline of local talent for Pasadena.”Shadow Day and other related programs are often coordinated with Pasadena Youth Works, a collaboration of public, educational, private, business, arts and nonprofit organizations sponsored by the Pasadena Chamber.Pasadena Youth Works also coordinates the assignment of classroom speakers from the local business community to discuss work experiences, job needs, employee requirements as well as internship opportunities with local businesses, arts organizations, nonprofits and government agencies.The Chamber continues to raise funds for these youth programs. Any community member can visit the Pasadena Youth Works website to contribute.“Funds are running out, and we are looking for local support to keep our efforts going,” Foell said. “Anyone who wants to help sustain this important program please donate through the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Foundation at http://www.pasadenayouthworks.org/host/donate.”To learn more about other youth opportunities offered by the Pasadena Chamber and its partners, visit Pasadena Youth Works at www.pasadenayouthworks.org/youth/about.You can visit Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union headquarters at 670 North Rosemead Boulevard, in Pasadena, or call (877) 297-4707 or visit their website https://www.mypsfcu.org. Focusing in the greater San Gabriel Valley with 4 branches in Covina, Vernon, Pasadena, and John Muir High School Early College Magnet; they’re your community partner. You can also stay in touch with them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mypsfcu and Twitter: @PasadenaServFCU Community Newscenter_img Community News Your email address will not be published. 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Farmers seeking recognition of effects of adverse weather

first_imgNews Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook By News Highland – July 16, 2012 Google+ Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedcenter_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Previous articleIrish Government to make formal complaint about Mc Areavey photosNext articleMc Conalogue welcomes promotion to FF Education Spokesperson News Highland Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter Farmers seeking recognition of effects of adverse weather NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Farmers suffering from the effects of one of the wettest summers on record, will be hoping the Agriculture Minister wins some concessions for them in Brussels today.Simon Coveney is to attend a meeting of the Farm Council in Brussels, and the Irish Farmer’s Association wants him to appeal to Europe for an exceptional handout.The IFA’s hoping for a 70 per cent advance on the Single Farm Payment due on October 16th.There is precedent here – the European Commission made a similar move in 2009, one of the worst summers of recent years.IFA President John Bryan says it’s crucial Deputy Coveney suceeds in winning the advance……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/bryan.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, the ICSA is urging farm inspectors to make allowances for the serious effect the current heavy rainfall is having on farms across Donegal.They say they understand the Department is obliged to carry out inspections, and they cannot be cancelled or postponed.However, the ICSA says meeting some required standards under these weather conditions will be extremely difficult and they want inspectors to recognise this. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more