Celebrating the Gospel through Bluegrass at La Canada Presbyterian Church

first_img More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeauty Twin sisters, Janet Boggs (left); Judy Brock (right) with Andrew Pratt (center) and the rest of their Bluegrass Gospel Band members. Photo courtesy LCPCA toe-tappin’ time of inspirational worship is promised by the La Canada Presbyterian Church as it presents Bluegrass Gospel Sunday, featuring Boggs, Brock & Pratt and their seven-piece band, on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 7:55, 9:25 and 11:00 a.m. services.LCPC returns to its regular worship schedule with the rollicking, yet reverent, music. Andrew Pratt, who leads LCPC’s contemporary worship music, is keenly familiar with bluegrass, having grown up in eastern Oklahoma and having sung country music from a young age. Judy Brock, who directs the church’s children’s and youth choirs, and her twin sister, Janet Boggs, gained national fame as entertainers of children and have recorded nine albums liberally flavored with bluegrass and country styles.The spiritually inspiring songs and joyful harmonies will be backed by guitar (Pratt and Brock), mandolin (Boggs), banjo, fiddle, dobro, harmonica and other instruments.On this Sunday, LCPC’s interim pastor, the Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle, will continue his fall preaching series, “Leaving the Old Life with a New Leader,” derived from Exodus 1.La Canada Presbyterian Church, located at 626 Foothill Blvd., offers a wide range of activities throughout each week for families and people of all generations, and prides itself on making anyone who steps onto campus feel welcome. The customary worship schedule offers a traditional service at 7:55, with pipe organ, Chancel Choir and familiar hymns; a blend of traditional and contemporary worship at 9:25; and a high-energy contemporary service at 11, led by the Praise Band in the Worship Arts Center. For further information, visit lacanadapc.org or call (818) 790-6708. Community 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newscenter_img Top of the News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Religious Music Celebrating the Gospel through Bluegrass at La Canada Presbyterian Church From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 1:43 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 Showtimeslast_img read more

Burlington Mayor Kiss fights back, to call special council meeting on BT

first_imgBurlington Telecom,Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss has taken issue with several aspects of the audit of Burlington Telecom. The audit offered a scathing rebuke of the city’s administration and the financials of the ailing municipal cable, voice, Internet company. The mayor said Friday the city was continuing to review the Larkin Report, anticipating a further response this week.The report was initiated by the Vermont Public Service Department in the Fall of 2009 and released December 10, 2010 (STORY). So far, Kiss said the city has identified several gaps and omissions in the report, including but not limited to:· Larkin staff never contacted or interviewed City officials or the City’s consultant Dorman & Fawcett;· Larkin never interviewed the City’s independent auditors, Sullivan, Powers & Co. (’SPC’);· Larkin’s analysis fails to include recent developments with CitiCapital; and· Larkin failed to account for BT’s current financial status and improvements implemented since Dorman & Fawcett took over interim management of BT nearly 4 months agoThe City’s ongoing review of Larkin’s accounting claims about BT also shows that almost every issue cited from the City’s management letters, in section L of the report, had been addressed by the City by the end of FY10, at least six months before Larkin completed its report. In addition, a formal process for monitoring the Certificate of Public Good (’CPG’) was addressed in September 2009 prior to initiation of the Larkin report; however Larkin failed to note this significant development.‘Our review shows that Larkin failed to understand how and when the City addressed issues identified in auditor management letters, causing the report to be misleading,’ said Chief Administrative Officer Jonathan P.A. Leopold.The Larkin Report does not discuss or address in any way recent developments related to the work of Dorman & Fawcett. The City has terminated its lease agreement with CitiCapital and, through Dorman & Fawcett, is in advanced discussions with several interested strategic and financial partners to procure replacement equipment. Dorman & Fawcett assumed interim management of BT in August 2010, implementing several changes, showing revenue levels above last year’s, and reaching a cash flow position well above operational costs. Larkin failed to contact Dorman & Fawcett about these or any other issues.‘The Larkin Report lacks credibility,’ said Mayor Bob Kiss. ‘Larkin praises the Blue Ribbon Committee but fails to observe that the City has been implementing the Committee’s primary recommendations. With the assistance of Dorman & Fawcett, the City has sought to address the CitiCapital lease while improving BT’s cashflow and the efficiency of BT’s operations. BT’s viability is of paramount importance. It is a major mistake to rely on the Larkin report. It is dated, incomplete, and contains numerous omissions.’Mayor Kiss added, ‘This report has been characterized as independent, which is not true. In reality, it was prepared for the Department of Public Service and David O’Brien in the context of an adversarial proceeding.’ Larkin has been involved with the City and Public Service Department in prior proceedings late last year related to a Burlington Electric Department rate increase. Larkin’s analysis in that case was ultimately rejected by the parties in favor of the City’s position.Mayor Kiss said the City will respond in more detail next week, after additional time to review the report. The City will also consider whether to formally respond to the report to the Public Service Board.In related news, Mayor Kiss announced Friday he will call a special City Council meeting on BT sometime in early January.Burlington, VT ‘ December 17, 2010. The City of Burlingtonlast_img read more

Bank threats on FOM rules will galvanize credit unions: CUNA

first_imgCUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan says a banker’s threat to sue reinforces the need for credit unions to have a strong united voice in support of a proposal by the National Credit Union Administration to modernize rules that control who can join which credit unions.“We anticipated the bankers would push back hard against this proposal, after all they did not even wait to see the proposal before indicating their opposition to it,” he says. “It reflects their strategy to oppose anything that might enhance access to credit unions, and it is as much anti-consumer and anti-small business as it is anti-credit union.”The National Credit Union Administration proposed a plan to update field-of-membership (FOM) rules on Nov. 19.In a Nov. 24 American Banker article titled, “Field-of-Membership Clash Takes Nasty Turn with Legal Threat,” Camden Fine, president/CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America, said the NCUA’s proposal has left bankers “apoplectic.”He added that if the NCUA doesn’t “back off,” there is a “good chance” his group will litigate, the article reported. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

CFO Focus: It’s time to explore liquidity options

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Let’s face it, these are tough times for managing liquidity. Credit unions are trying to strike the right balance between having too many liquid assets or too few. During the low-rate environment of the past few years, loans grew at a faster pace than shares, a scenario likely to continue as rates rise. In addition, cash and short-term investments have seen a steady drop since 2012, reducing one common source of liquidity.Credit unions already are experiencing the effects of a rising rate environment—loans and investments extending, funding pressure on rate-sensitive deposits, and fewer bonds available to sell at acceptable prices. With the Fed raising rates, liquidity problems aren’t going away. Members who were debating taking out a mortgage or buying a new car are now rushing to fill out the application before rates climb further. Members with maturing CDs are starting to shop around for higher rates, something we haven’t seen since before the crisis. To make matters worse, rising rates are causing the market value of bonds held in investment portfolios to fall, sometimes substantially.As a result, demand for liquidity is growing. So, the question is what liquidity options are available to credit unions?last_img read more

PRESSURE POINT: Syracuse uses full-court defense to remedy early struggles against Eagles

first_img Related Stories Coleman, Grant combine for 25 points in win over Eastern Michigan Eastern Michigan press conference: Boeheim discusses team weaknessesGallery: Syracuse beats Eastern Michigan 84-48 The frustration built with each puzzling turnover. The fourth came on a lob by Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams with no teammate in sight.It grew with each missed shot as the Orange fell into a seven-point hole against Eastern Michigan. The eighth miss in nine attempts came on a 3-pointer by Trevor Cooney after James Southerland’s fadeaway jumper was blocked.Less than six minutes into the game, Syracuse needed a spark.“We all was struggling,” SU guard Brandon Triche said. “No player was playing good on our team and we just needed easy buckets just to get everybody’s nerves calmed down.”Syracuse found the answer to its early struggles in the form of a full-court press. The rarely used defensive system sparked the No. 4 Orange (6-0) to an 84-48 victory over Eastern Michigan in front of 20,822 at the Carrier Dome on Monday night. SU turned the ball over 10 times and only shot 35.5 percent from the field in the first half, but overcame the sloppy performance behind its defensive pressure.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange forced the Eagles to commit 24 turnovers and scored 31 points off the mistakes en route to the blowout victory.“We haven’t really tried to press that much,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I don’t think that’s the strength of our team. I think we can press a little bit.“But they have a couple of young guys and they made a couple mistakes early and they got a little bit shell-shocked against the pressure and we got some big turnovers.”Boeheim said his team didn’t move the ball well in addition to its inept shooting performance early in the game against the Eastern Michigan 2-3 zone.And he spent much of the first half befuddled by each mistake as he watched from the sideline. The head coach reacted to each with an animated display before calling his players over to point out their mistakes.After the game, Boeheim called them uncharacteristic mistakes by his backcourt of Carter-Williams and Triche. For the first time this season, Carter-Williams fell victim to poor decision-making while trying to find his teammates.Carter-Williams committed two of the team’s first four turnovers and finished with six in the game. Meanwhile, SU couldn’t find its stroke offensively, so it turned to the press — a weapon Triche said the team works on for 20 minutes each day at practice.“Once we all was kind of struggling, we were trying to rush a little bit and try to seek shots,” Triche said. “But us playing hard on our press, we were able to get steals, get them in foul trouble a little bit and get easy buckets.”The press was effective from the start as C.J. Fair stole a bounce pass by Da’Shonte Riley — thrown directly to him — and slammed it home to cut the lead to five. On the ensuing possession, Fair and Carter-Williams caused another turnover with a trap of EMU’s 5-foot-11-inch point guard just beyond half court.The Carrier Dome and the team suddenly had life. The press eventually wore down the Eagles and created easy scoring opportunities that Syracuse struggled to generate on its own.Southerland dropped in a floater on the baseline to give SU a 14-12 lead followed by a 10-second violation by Eastern Michigan as it continued to have trouble with the swarming SU press.Carter-Williams then found Triche for another bucket and Syracuse was starting to click. The turnovers continued to pile up as the Orange took an 18-point lead into halftime.The second half brought more of the same, and the team cleaned up its execution, committing eight turnovers and shooting 51.4 percent from the field.“I think in the second half we made better plays as a team and we played a lot better defense,” Cooney said.The defense remained at the forefront of Syracuse’s win. The Orange stayed in the press and remained aggressive to generate easy buckets down the stretch.The lead ballooned to 29 after Trevor Cooney knocked down a 3-pointer and raced down the court with his fist extended. On the ensuing possession, Triche elicited another excited reaction from the bench after forcing a turnover on Eastern Michigan’s Jamell Harris, chasing down the loose ball and finishing the layup to stretch the lead to 31.With less than eight minutes to play, Syracuse was well on its way to another blowout victory against a nonconference opponent. And it all started with the press.“I thought the press got us going from the slow start,” Carter-Williams said. “I think it got us some easy baskets and got our confidence up and we just was rolling from there.” Comments Published on December 4, 2012 at 3:03 am Contact Ryne: [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more