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Mastercard – The Big Lunch

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 May 2012 | News 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. Mastercard – The Big Lunchlast_img read more

L.A. County Reinstates Reward in Case of Altadena Man Shot to Death in Pasadena

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Community News Robert Calderon was fatally shot at the 600-block of Mentor Avenue where Robert Calderon was shot last Friday night. Photographs, momentos and candles were left in the area where he died on Monday December 21, 2015 . (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Pasadena Star News)The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to reinstate the rewards in a Pasadena shooting case that took the life of a 27-year-old Altadena man four and a half years ago.Supervisor Kathryn Barger recommended re-establishing a $20,000 reward in the killing of 27-year-old Robert Calderon, who was found lying on a parkway by Pasadena police officers responding to a shots fired call in the 600 block of North Mentor Avenue on the night of Dec. 18, 2015.Calderon, an Altadena resident, was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds. More than 1,000 people attended his funeral.In the months before he died, Calderon completed a certificate program at Pasadena City College designed to prepare him for a career as an electrical lineman or apprentice, hoping to follow in his stepfather’s footsteps.The reward, which expired Jan. 19, will now be available for at least another 90 days. Barger urged anyone with additional information to call Pasadena Detective Jordan Ling, 626-744-4081.Residents with information on any of the crimes can also call Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS (8477).center_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. Community News 48 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Public Safety L.A. County Reinstates Reward in Case of Altadena Man Shot to Death in Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 4:15 pm Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Professor discusses role of religions in peacekeeping

first_imgKwok Pui Lan, professor of theology at Emory University, addressed the role of religion in peacekeeping processes across the world in as part of the Saint Mary’s Endowed Spring Lectures Series on Thursday.Pui Lan began her lecture by talking about when she met the Dalai Lama 25 years ago, who said everyone has a role to play in creating a climate of genuine peace. However, there is a continuation of conflict and hostility between religions, as highlighted by the media, Pui Lan said.“Recent attacks in New York, London, Brussels and Berlin highlighted our awareness of the role of religion in conflict,” she said. “Although the spotlight has been on Muslim extremists, it is important for all of us to remember that religious extremist of other religious traditions have also caused oppression and threatened peaceful coexistence.”Pui Lan said Christianity also has its humanitarian failings, such as the colonization of the Americas. When referring to modern day Muslim culture, she said terrorism and peace come from the same place.“A tiny minority of Muslim extremists should not be taken as representative of the whole tradition of Islam,” she said. “There are many Muslim leaders and organizations working tirelessly for peace.”Although it is sometimes very challenging, gaining an understanding of other cultures is crucial to creating peace, Pui Lan said.“We cannot wait until conflict or violence have occurred before we commit ourselves to to dialogue and mutual understanding,” she said.Pui Lan said Christians in America are privileged because of their large numbers in the United States. This is detrimental to the practice of peacekeeping because it allows for ignorance and fear of other beliefs and cultures, Pui Lan said.“Because of Christian privilege, many have insufficient knowledge of the beliefs, values and practices of non-Christian religions,” Pui Lan said. “Many Christians still harbor elements of Christian or religious superiority and look at other religions with suspicion and discontent.”It is important to keep in perspective the many historical faults of the Christian church and recognize that no religion is without its faults, Pui Lan said. Christians must be aware of their prejudices, she said, and embrace the differences between religions.“Christians especially need to learn from others’ traditions if we want to embrace our religious neighbors and work with them in solidarity,” Pui Lan said.Pui Lan read verses from the Quran and said just as Christians practice what they learned from the Bible, the vast majority of Muslim people practice peace as taught in the Quran. Likewise, she said, both the Quran and the Bible have also historically been used to justify violence.Regardless of a country’s religion, across the world women and children are still targets of violence, Pui Lan said, so it should be everyone’s goal to break religious barriers and free those who are persecuted.“Many women work very hard to form their own movements and institutions to find spaces to promote peace,” she said. “One of the tragedies of war is that of children and young people being recruited as soldiers. Therefore the participation of young people in peacekeepers is important.”Tags: Christianity, Endowed Spring Lectures Series, interreligious dialogue, Islam, peacekeepinglast_img read more

4 ways passion sets you apart

first_imgThe “it factor.” We’ve all heard of it and we all want our organizations to embody it. The “it factor” is that special something that makes a person or an organization stand out in a different and good way. What is this “it factor”? Summed up in one word: passion.“The ‘it factor’ is achieved when everything you do, in work and in life, becomes fuel for your passion,” says Forbes’ Brett Baughman, an expert life coach and therapist. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Nasal Spray Prevents Covid Infection in Ferrets, Study Finds

first_imgThe team would require additional funding to pursue clinical trials in humans. Dr. Anne Moscona, a pediatrician and microbiologist at Columbia and co-author of the study, said there was a patent on the product, and she hoped Columbia University would approach the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed or large pharmaceutical companies that are seeking new ways to combat the coronavirus.- Advertisement – The lipoprotein can be inexpensively produced as a freeze-dried white powder that does not need refrigeration, Dr. Moscona said. A doctor or pharmacist could mix the powder with sugar and water to produce a nasal spray.Other labs have designed antibodies and “mini-proteins” that also block the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering cells, but these are chemically more complex and may need to be stored in cold temperatures.Dr. Moscona and Dr. Porotto have been collaborating on similar “fusion inhibitor” peptides for 15 years, they said in a conference call. They have developed some against measles, Nipah, parainfluenza and other viruses.But those products aroused little commercial interest, Dr. Porotto said, because an effective measles vaccine already exists and because the deadly Nipah virus only turns up occasionally in faraway places like Bangladesh and Malaysia.Monoclonal antibodies to the new coronavirus have been shown to prevent infection as well as treat it, but they are expensive to make, require refrigeration and must be injected. Australian scientists have tested a nasal spray against Covid-19 in ferrets, but it works by enhancing the immune system, not by targeting the virus directly.Because lipopeptides can be shipped as a dry powder, they could be used even in rural areas in poor countries that lack refrigeration, Dr. Moscona said.Dr. Moscona, a pediatrician who usually works on flu and other viruses that infect children, said she was most interested in getting the product to poor countries that may never have access to the monoclonal antibodies and mRNA vaccines that Americans may soon have. But she has little experience in that arena, she said. Dr. Peter J. Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, said the therapy looked “really promising.”“What I’d like to know now is how easy it is to scale production,” he said.In the study, the spray was given to six ferrets, which were then divided into pairs and placed in three cages. Into each cage also went two ferrets that had been given a placebo spray and one ferret that had been deliberately infected with SARS-CoV-2 a day or two earlier.Ferrets are used by scientists studying flu, SARS and other respiratory diseases because they can catch viruses through the nose much as humans do, although they also infect each other by contact with feces or by scratching and biting.After 24 hours together, none of the sprayed ferrets caught the disease; all the placebo-group ferrets did.“Virus replication was completely blocked,” the authors wrote.The protective spray attaches to cells in the nose and lungs and lasts about 24 hours, Dr. Moscona said. “If it works this well in humans, you could sleep in a bed with someone infected or be with your infected kids and still be safe,” she said.The amino acids come from a stretch of the spike protein in coronaviruses that rarely mutates. The scientists tested it against four different variants of the virus, including both the well-known “Wuhan” and “Italian” strains, and also against the coronaviruses that cause SARS and MERS.In cell cultures, it protected completely against all strains of the pandemic virus, fairly well against SARS and partially against MERS. The work was described in a paper posted to the preprint server bioRxiv Thursday morning, and has been submitted to the journal Science for peer review. – Advertisement –center_img The spray attacks the virus directly. It contains a lipopeptide, a cholesterol particle linked to a chain of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. This particular lipopeptide exactly matches a stretch of amino acids in the spike protein of the virus, which the pathogen uses to attach to a human airway or lung cell.Before a virus can inject its RNA into a cell, the spike must effectively unzip, exposing two chains of amino acids, in order to fuse to the cell wall. As the spike zips back up to complete the process, the lipopeptide in the spray inserts itself, latching on to one of the spike’s amino acid chains and preventing the virus from attaching.“It is like you are zipping a zipper but you put another zipper inside, so the two sides cannot meet,” said Matteo Porotto, a microbiologist at Columbia University and one of the paper’s authors.- Advertisement – A nasal spray that blocks the absorption of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has completely protected ferrets it was tested on, according to a small study released on Thursday by an international team of scientists. The study, which was limited to animals and has not yet been peer-reviewed, was assessed by several health experts at the request of The New York Times.If the spray, which the scientists described as nontoxic and stable, is proved to work in humans, it could provide a new way of fighting the pandemic. A daily spritz up the nose would act like a vaccine.- Advertisement – “Having something new that works against the coronavirus is exciting,” said Dr. Arturo Casadevall, the chairman of immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who was not involved in the study. “I could imagine this being part of the arsenal.”The work has been underway for months by scientists from Columbia University Medical Center in New York, Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands, Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and the University of Campania in Italy. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Columbia University Medical Center.last_img read more

SA condemns violence in Egypt

first_img15 August 2013 South Africa has joined the international community in condemning the violence used by the Egyptian security forces to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators this week. Well over 300 people were killed and more than 3 000 others injured across Egypt on Wednesday in clashes between supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and the security troops, after the latter dispersed two pro-Morsi sit-ins. Egypt’s Health Ministry said 43 policemen were also killed. But it remains difficult to dig out the real number of deaths and injuries due to conflicting sources as well as continuing clashes across the country. The Egyptian security forces started the evacuation operation at Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo’s Nasr City and Nahda Square in Giza. The pro-Morsi protesters had been sitting-in there for some 45 days. After the deadly clashes, the Egyptian interim presidency announced a nationwide state of emergency for one month, while the cabinet imposed a curfew on turmoil governorates including Cairo, Giza and Alexandria. On Thursday, Pretoria urged all parties in Egypt to exercise restraint and resolve their differences through dialogue, adding that the loss of life diminished the democratic aspirations expressed by millions of Egyptian voters last year. The South African government called on the interim authority “to end the bloody actions against its own people, and to conduct a credible and transparent judicial investigation against those who committed the massacres since 30 June 2013,” the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said in a statement on Thursday. It also called for the unconditional release all political detainees, and for the launch of “a genuine and comprehensive transition process so as to allow for the return to constitutional normalcy and democratic legitimacy”. Pretoria reiterated the importance of national reconciliation as paving the way for peace and stability in Egypt, saying that South Africa remained ready to share its own experiences and lessons in this regard. “An Egyptian-led, all-inclusive negotiated process remains the only option for Egypt to get out of the present impasse,” the department said. On Thursday, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane discussed the situation in Egypt with her counterparts in the region on the sidelines of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit currently under way in Malawi. The department said they had agreed that peace and stability in Egypt was crucial to the North African region and the African continent as a whole. Source: SAnews.gov.za-Xinhualast_img read more

Wimbledon 2011: Resilient Soderling shuts door on Hewitt

first_imgFifth seed Robin Soderling dug deep into his reserves and whipped up big shots at the right time to bury old warhorse Lleyton Hewitt 6-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round at The Championships on Thursday.Down two sets to love against the 2002 Wimbledon champion, a big upset loomed as Soderling, also the World No. 5, was pegged back by the Australian.When two baseline barons play from the back court, points are long and the exchanges are heavy artillery. In a match that tested both the players to the hilt in terms of strokes and physical and mental abilities, it was Soderling’s cool which made the difference.When Hewitt was serving in the 10th game of the final set, both players had been on court for almost four hours at Centre Court.Quite uncharacteristically, Hewitt was a bundle of errors as he lost the plot. Two forehand errors from the Aussie signalled victory for Soderling. The Swede sank to his knees with relief.”It was a long match and I knew I had to hang in. I am feeling good physically and I am happy to see Lleyton is competing hard even now,” Soderling said later.”I knew to play Lleyton is not easy. I will wake up tomorrow and see how I feel. This was a nice win,” he added.Being two sets down and to battle Hewitt is not the easiest thing on the big stage.Earlier on, second seed Novak Djokovic was on cruise control as he ousted South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in just under two hours.advertisementAnderson was a potential threat not only because he had beaten Djokovic in Miami three years ago, but also as he played him twice earlier this year and would have learned from those defeats.However, on Thursday, Djokovic set an impressive pace, winning the first five games. It set the tone for the match.Anderson managed to break back but Djokovic took the first set in 30 minutes. The South African was more aggressive in the second set but that did not help his cause with the only break coming in the seventh game.At the start of the third set, Djokovic got an early break and then cruised through to the finish line. “I’m really happy with the opening two rounds. Two straight-set wins. I cannot ask for more, definitely. And I’m physically feeling great on the court. I’m returning really well, which is important. Using more an efficiency of the serve and precision rather than going for the speed,” said Djokovic.Talking about the conditions, Djokovic said they were tricky.”It’s a very strong wind. So to be able to handle this wind in this way, I’m really happy,” he added.Analysing his game, the Serbian said: “Nowadays the grass is slower than it used to be, so I think it’s more suitable to my style of the game. The ball bounces higher, which makes it a bit easier to return. And, yes, I returned really well in these two matches. This is going to be one of the important elements in my game in order to be successful.”Former US Open Champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina defeated Belgian Olivier Rochus 6-7, 6-1, 6-0, 6-4.However, 13th seed Viktor Troicki of Serbia bit the dust against Chinese Taipei’s Yen- Hsun Lu 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4. France’s No. 19 seed Michael Llodra and Argentina’s David Nalbandian also booked their spot in the next round.For more News, click here.last_img read more

Pregnancy Histories and Community Education in Peru

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on December 2, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The following is part of a series of project updates from Future Generations. MHTF is supporting their project, Using Pregnancy Histories to Help Mothers, based in Peru. More information on MHTF supported projects can be found here. All photos courtesy of Laura Altobelli.Written by: Future GenerationsSixty-three Women Leaders from highland Andean communities (“comunidades alto-andinos”) have been selected by the women in their own communities, and have started their training in maternal-neonatal-child health using an experimental training design. Each of the four training groups has 13 to 19 Women Leaders that meet monthly. The first round of workshops in October was an introduction to the program and the topic of pregnancy with a focus on danger signs, nutrition and preventive home care and hygiene during pregnancy, birth planning, and community organization for evacuation of obstetrical emergencies. Two of the four training groups had an additional focus using the Pregnancy History methodology. One of our challenges: Women Leaders bring their small children with them at our invitation so they don’t worry so much about having to get home quickly. It helps to hire a child-care person to distract the toddlers while their mom is in the workshop. Another challenge: all of our training is conducted in the Quechua language. It helps to have the workshops tape-recorded and transcribed so that non-Quechua speakers (such as the P.I.) can have access to the proceedings of the workshops for later review and analysis.Two remarkable events occurred this quarter, one good and one bad. The good one was the spontaneous formation of an Association of Women Leaders by one of the intervention groups. The idea was launched by two Women Leaders, and a long discussion resulted in their decision to form the association and elect a President, Vice-President, and Secretary. This is similar to the type of male-dominated community councils found in every Andean community. Women’s empowerment at work! The second event was a death by hemorrhage of a 23-year-old woman during her first birthing. She lived in one of the easy-access “low communities” next to the main road in the valley, a 10-minute ride to the Urcos Health Center, and therefore not one of our project communities. Investigation of the maternal death suggests that certain older women in the community refused to allow help-seeking during the home birth. As a result of this tragedy, the Urcos Health Center asked the community to select two Women Leaders and requested that Future Generations include them in our training workshops on maternal, neonatal, child health. This death has provided for much relevant discussion and learning during our training workshops.Share this:last_img read more

10 months agoPSG goalkeeper Buffon: Man Utd stronger without Mourinho

first_imgPSG goalkeeper Buffon: Man Utd stronger without Mourinhoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon admits Champions League opponents Manchester United are a tougher opponent without Jose Mourinho.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won his first three matches as caretaker manager — with Buffon’s former Juventus team-mate Paul Pogba scoring four goals in the last two.Buffon said: “Will it be more difficult against Manchester United without Jose Mourinho? That is maybe the case.“But that is not down to the value of the coach.“Someone like Pogba has got something to prove. I think it will be a more complicated challenge.”Asked about finally winning the Champions League with PSG, the 40-year-old said: “They’re certainly among the big contenders, but the strongest team doesn’t always win. Especially in a shorter tournament.“It’s sometimes the bravest who win.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoKenyon Newcastle takeover doc includes Bruce’s Euro ‘success’

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kenyon Newcastle takeover doc includes Bruce’s Euro ‘success’by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe takeover offer for Newcastle United from Peter Kenyon includes highlighting manager Steve Bruce’s ‘European record’.The Sun reports former Manchester United and Chelsea chief Kenyon has been working with American firm GACP Sports – who also own Ligue 1 club Bordeaux – on a £300million offer to buy out Mike Ashley.But a document sent to potential investors said: “GACP Sports plans to support the current manager, Steve Bruce, who has had unparalleled success in Europe.”In fact, Toon boss Bruce has only had ONE failed European campaign as a manager with Hull City.And the Tigers lost to Belgian side Lokeren in the play-offs for the Europa League group stage in 2014-15.A plausible explanation for the inaccuracy is that Bruce’s name was hastily cut-and-pasted into an existing document after he replaced Spaniard Rafael Benitez on July 17. last_img read more