Friendship Baptist Church: 2012 Celebration Picnic

first_imgFaith & Religion Events Friendship Baptist Church: 2012 Celebration Picnic Article and Photo courtesy of Friendship Baptist Church Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | 9:53 pm HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Make a comment Subscribe 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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Business Newscenter_img Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Friendship Baptist Church is going to have a different type of “picnic” this year. Life Baptist will also be joining the church. So get ready for the, “Celebration in the Park”. It will be Sunday, July 29th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. after abbreviated service, at the Central Park (Dayton and Fair Oaks Avenues). So check in for Praise & Worship. It’s going to be so much fun and something different. so everyone be prepared to check in for Praise and Worship and all church attendees will leave the church for a fun filled afternoon.The church will supply hotdogs, hamburgers, hot linkes, paper goods, condiments, canopies and tables. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, beverages and anything else (i.e. potato salad, fruit, etc.) to make oneself comfortable.Friendship Baptist Church, 80 West Dayton Street, Pasadena, (626) 793-1062 or (323) 681-5819 office, or visit www.pfbchurch.net. 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 More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Video: NCW and CLIC Sargent cupcake workshop

first_imgAs part of National Cupcake Week (NCW), British Baker teamed up with partner charity CLIC Sargent to host a cupcake making session.Taking place at Paul’s House in London, one of CLIC Sargent’s Home From Home locations, children and their families supported by the charity made decorated vanilla cupcakes with Sabrina Collins, owner of Lady Jayne’s Cakes, and winner of the Best Themed Cupcake category at the National Cupcake Championships.One of the families being helped by CLIC Sargent are Sarah and Kelvin Crouch and their four children. Their one-year old son Kane is currently undergoing six weeks of intensive chemotheraphy before undergoing surgery, at a London hospital. They live in Brighton, meaning keeping the family together would have been impossible without the help of the charity.Sarah Crouch, said: “It has been a godsend to us; the kids can come here and we can try and be the best family we can be. I don’t know what we would have done without this place.”Added Kelvin: “It’s like an extra life. There’s lots of playrooms for the kids here, and it’s a break for us.”Music: One Fine Day by Jason Shaw (Creative Commons licence)YouTube link: http://youtu.be/CTGBQvWxX44last_img read more

James Newton Butler

first_imgWith the death on October 22, 2012, of James Newton Butler, Harvard and science witnessed the passing of an environmental pioneer. Jim is remembered in Cambridge for his humor, curiosity, and kindness as well as for his scientific achievements. Yet his Harvard colleagues were hardly aware that for decades he brought the same gifts to important biological research in Bermuda.A graduate of Ohio’s Lakewood High School in 1951 and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1955, Jim earned his Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard University in 1959. He was on the chemistry faculty at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver from 1959 to 1963, and then served in the physical chemistry department of Tyco Laboratories in Massachusetts until 1971, when he was appointed to Harvard as Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Chemistry.Jim taught at Harvard for 30 years. He was an erudite colleague in what is now the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and he taught graduate and undergraduate courses on aquatic chemistry. Many of the students in his freshman seminars on environmental quality became lifelong friends. Jim was awarded numerous honors over the years and was a valued expert consultant. He authored and co-authored 13 books and more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He was best known for his book, Ionic Equilibrium, and for his work on pelagic tar in the North Atlantic Ocean and Sargasso Sea.In his 1964 book, Ionic Equilibrium, Jim presented simple graphical methods of performing acid- base, solubility, and complex formation equilibrium calculations. The book became a text for many courses for students of environmental chemistry, engineering, and health; analytical chemistry; oceanography; geochemistry; biochemistry; physical chemistry; and clinical chemistry. It is also became a valuable working resource for professionals in those fields as well as industrial chemists involved with solution chemistry. After Jim’s death, one fellow scientist said that he still had this book next to his desk and consulted it often.In 1971 Jim visited the island of Bermuda for a week’s holiday with his family, and it was the beginning of a lifelong scientific devotion. At the time there was a very significant “beach tar” problem in Bermuda—tar balls were everywhere in the water at the beaches. This “pelagic tar” resulted from the routine washing of oil tankers on the high seas. For the rest of his life Jim was involved with research and research administration at the Bermuda Biological Station (later the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS]).With a colleague at BIOS, Jim initiated a study of the impact of pelagic tar on the Sargassum, brown floating algae that thrives in the Sargasso Sea without ever becoming attached to land. Over 100 species of invertebrate fauna evolved with and live in the Sargassum. Jim’s 1973 book, Pelagic Tar from Bermuda and the Sargasso Sea, along with work by Russian and Japanese scientists, prompted discussions in the United Nations, and eventually led to changes in industry standards to limit the escape of oil into the oceans. Today oil pipeline seaports have waste oil recovery/recycling plants and oil tankers have double hulls.In 1976 under Jim’s direction gas chromatography was used to produce a fingerprint of an oil spill in Bermuda and traced it back to a visiting cruise ship. This was the first time an oil spill fingerprint was used in any court of law.
 Deep-sea observations expanded during Jim’s years at the Bermuda Institute, which procured a year- round research vessel and recruited more resident scientists to extend the station’s capabilities. We can only imagine the pleasure and excitement Jim experienced while conducting his scientific research, year after year and at any time of the year, anchored in the Sargasso Sea in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. By the mid-1970s the Institute had acquired international stature as a center for oceanic research worldwide. In particular it became one of the major international marine laboratories specializing in the impacts of ocean oil spills on coral reefs and analysis of the chemical and biological fate of oil dispersants. This research was utilized later by one of Jim’s former students, who became Director of Environmental Protection of Bermuda’s Ministry of Environment, to clean up the island’s beaches.Jim served as trustee and scientific investigator at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences for 35 years, including a period as president from 1986 to 1989 and a term as president of the Scientific Advisory Committee. He was honored as a life trustee in 1997 in recognition of his service and commitment.Jim became a lifelong adventure traveler following an invitation in 1977 to lecture aboard the National Geographic expedition vessel the Lindblad Explorer on a trip to Antarctica. He documented his travels, whether for pleasure or for science, by taking large numbers of photographs from land, sea, and air. Some of his beautiful photographs of colorful algal blooms were widely distributed. Jim was widely curious and diversely talented; he transcribed his dreams, memorized scores of folk songs, played the guitar, and sang.Jim was married to his wife, Rosamond “Roz” (Hatch), for 46 years. Colleagues who knew Jim and Roz more as social than as scientific colleagues remember their personal kindness in times of distress and the matching warm twinkles that seemed to radiate from their eyes. Roz was influential in organizing many of the Biological Station’s activities and was appointed a Life Trustee of the Board of Trustees, on which she continues to serve.Jim passed away at age 78 in Queensbury, New York, where he had moved to be closer to his children after retiring from Harvard in the year 2000. He is survived by Roz and their three children and four grandchildren. Both Harvard and Bermuda grieve the loss of a dear friend and a promoter of the environmental sciences.Respectfully submitted,Harry LewisMichael McElroyRalph MitchellPeter Rogers, Chairlast_img read more

Rodman, ex-NBA All Stars arrive in North Korea

first_imgFormer Pitt and NBA basketball star Charles D. Smith enters an elevator at a hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dennis Rodman said Monday that a game he and other former National Basketball Association players are planning in North Korea will be a “birthday present” for one of their most unlikely fans: leader Kim Jong Un.Rodman’s squad — featuring ex-All Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson and Vin Baker — will play against a team of North Koreans on Wednesday, which is believed to be Kim’s birthday. The former NBA players, who arrived in Pyongyang on Monday, also include Eric “Sleepy” Floyd, guard Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith, who played for the New York Knicks. Four streetball players also are on the squad.Rodman told The Associated Press he was glad to be in North Korea for the game, though he said he has gotten death threats for his repeated visits. He said proceeds from the game would go to a charity for the deaf in North Korea.“The marshal is actually trying to change this country in a great way,” Rodman said of Kim, using the leader’s official title. “I think that people thought that this was a joke, and Dennis Rodman is just doing this because fame and fortune.” Instead, he said, he sees the game as a “birthday present” for Kim and his country.“Just to even have us here, it’s an awesome feeling. I want these guys here to show the world, and speak about North Korea in a great light,” he said. “I hope people will have a different view about North Korea.”NBA Commissioner David Stern issued a statement Monday night.“The NBA is not involved with Mr. Rodman’s North Korea trip and would not participate or support such a venture without the approval of the U.S. State Department,” Stern said. “Although sports in many instances can be helpful in bridging cultural divides, this is not one of them.”The game will be another milestone in Rodman’s surprising relationship with Kim, who rarely meets with foreigners and about whom very little is known outside of North Korea. Rodman is the highest-profile American to meet Kim since the leader inherited power after his father, Kim Jong Il, died in late 2011.Rodman traveled to North Korea for the first time last February with the Harlem Globetrotters for an HBO series. After spending time together, Rodman called Kim a “friend for life” and came back just before Christmas to hold tryouts for the North Korean basketball team, though he did not meet with Kim then.Rodman has been given the red-carpet treatment on each of his trips, but visiting North Korea for any high-profile American is a political minefield. To keep the game itself friendly, the two sides will only play against each other in the first half, and then mix together in the second.Americans are regarded as enemies in North Korea since the two countries never signed a peace treaty to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War. Thousands of U.S. troops are still based in South Korea, and the Demilitarized Zone between the North and South is one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world.Relations are also tense because of the North’s development of nuclear weapons and its threats to use them if a conflict breaks out with Washington or Seoul. Rodman also has been slammed for not trying to use his influence with Kim to secure the release of Kenneth Bae, an American missionary with health problems who is being held in North Korea on charges of committing “anti-state” crimes.To make the trip more complicated, Kim’s once-powerful uncle was recently executed for a long litany of alleged crimes, including trying to divide the regime and usurp power from Kim. Although that has generated speculation abroad about the regime’s unity, North Korean officials say the execution settled the issue and there is no instability.Rodman, however, says none of that is his concern.“I’m not a president, I’m not a politician, I’m not an ambassador,” he said before arriving. “I’m just an athlete and the reason for me to go is to bring peace to the world, that’s it. That’s all I want, no money. I want no money, no money.”Former Knicks player Smith said he hopes the game will lead to better relations between the two countries.“It’s new being here, but overall the concept is not new,” he said. “The team is made up of a lot of guys who really care, that’s the most important, it’s not about bringing dream-teamers. It’s about guys who are coming that want to be a part of this, that care, and really that care about humanity.”last_img read more