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Boys Athlete of the Week: Kwon Peterson of Maranatha High School

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a commentcenter_img Business News Community News Boys Athlete of the Week: Kwon Peterson of Maranatha High School From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 24, 2016 | 3:02 pm Top of the News Name: Kwon PetersonSchool: Maranatha High SchoolSport: FootballPosition: QuarterbackGrade: JuniorAccomplishment: Peterson had his best game of the year on Friday. He completed 13 of 15 passes for 296 yards. The Maranatha dual-threat quarterback threw two TD passes and led the Minutemen to a dramatic 35-34 Olympic League victory over Heritage Christian. 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 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

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Ahead of election, NAFCU pushes for more CU wins

first_img continue reading » Although 2020 has been a year of challenges, NAFCU and the credit union industry have achieved several wins as they’ve worked to obtain a more efficient regulatory environment and better serve the industry’s 122 million members amid the coronavirus pandemic. With the presidential election less than a week away, here’s a look at key issues and how NAFCU will keep fighting for credit unions.Advocacy is a key component of NAFCU’s mission to strengthen the credit union industry. Credit unions are encouraged to bolster the association’s efforts by staying up-to-date on the latest issues that could impact operations and members and in contact with lawmakers to ensure they understand how their decisions impact the industry. NAFCU’s Grassroots Action Center allows credit unions to contact representatives and senators directly, as well as learn more about candidates and legislation. The association also has pages dedicated to key issues for more information.Key advocacy winsSecuring regulatory relief and flexibility for credit unions is a top priority for NAFCU and became even more important during the past nine months as the industry faced operational challenges stemming from shutdowns and social distancing requirements, as well as strategic ones in light of members’ financial hardships. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Decatur County REMC hosting virtual meet the candidate event

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Tonight at 6:30 pm, Decatur County REMC is hosting a virtual “Meet the Candidates” event to provide an opportunity to learn more about the candidates running for director and nominating committee in this year’s election. Members can submit questions for candidates by emailing [email protected] the meeting, be engaged and make informed decisions in the election of your representatives. Meeting information is below. Meeting InformationMeeting link: https://remc.webex.com/remc/j.php?MTID=m7b03bab61d2369ae6bac04d70847cebfMeeting number: 471 555 866Password: xQyDmtMM254Join by video systemDial [email protected] can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.Join by phone+1-415-655-0002 US Toll+1-855-797-9485 US Toll freeAccess code: 471 555 866Global call-in numbers | Toll-free calling restrictionslast_img read more

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Nyantakyi hits out at Dr. K.K. Sarpong for lack of transparency

first_imgThe President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi has hit out at embattled Asante Kotoko boss Dr. K.K. Sarpong for a lack of transparency with regard to player transfers.The club’s International Relations Manager, Kwame Baah Nuako had mentioned in an interview with Accra-based radio station Asempa FM that when the club transferred Ben Acheampong to Petro Atletico, the transfer fee was $150,000 with a co-operation fee of $100,000 between the two clubs.Baah Nuako alleged on the same platform that Nyantakyi had gone to complain to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II that Asante Kotoko had under declared the transfer fee for Ben Acheampong.In a no-holes-barred interview with Accra-based Happy FM, Nyantakyi stated that such a co-operation agreement will not be accepted by CAF or FIFA, describing it as a bad agreement.“The co-operation agreement is null and void. For starters, Kotoko has no co-operation agreement with any Angolan club. How can you agree on a transfer for Ben Acheampong and at the same time have a co-operation agreement? It infringes the spirit and rule of competition. There are nine rules of competition. One is competitiveness of the competition. So any two clubs that have an arrangement that would compromise the competitiveness of the competition, such an arrangement will not be accepted by CAF and FIFA. I have served as the chairman of CAF’s ethics committee and so I have come across most of these cases and CAF has rejected such agreements. Petro Atletico and Asante Kotoko are potentially playing in the CAF Champions League so if they are accused of playing a match of convenience because of such an agreement, what would you say?”Nyantakyi also told Happy FM that, as the owner of Wa All Stars, Ben Acheampong was one of four players he transferred to Asante Kotoko, recounting all that took place from the time the transfers were done. “It is true that Wa All Stars sold Acheampong to Kotoko. Kotoko couldn’t finish the payment of his transfer fees. Indeed, Kotoko did not finish payment of fees on Nathaniel Asamoah, Fatau Mohammed and Sabato Mohammed. When Acheampong went to Angola, we at Wa All Stars had not received his full transfer fee. After he joined Petro Atletico, Asante Kotoko soon called and told us that the transfer fee paid by the Angolan club had arrived. They informed us and asked for our bank account, which we gave to them.”Nyantakyi revealed that some money was paid to Wa All Stars without a letter detailing the transfer fee involved and the percentage accruing to Wa All Stars. He also narrated the events that took place after the money was received.“They paid the money, but I expected an accompanying letter stating the amount of money coming in and the accruing percentage to us. That did not happen. What we got was based on $150,000 but we had information that the transfer fee was $250,000. I called Dr. Sarpong without response and when I sent a text I got no reply. I then informed George Afriyie who went to meet Dr. Sarpong in Kumasi. When George came back, he told me that initially, after a tentative agreement to pay the difference, Dr. Sarpong refused to pay the difference. George said when he told Dr. Sarpong that he would be called before the Player Status Committee, he responded that that even if he is asked to pay the money by the Committee, he will take the matter to FIFA.”The GFA President told Happy FM that after this, he asked his club’s CEO, Samuel Oduro Nyarko to write letters to Kotoko asking for details surrounding the transfer fees“I asked my CEO Oduro Nyarko to write to Kotoko asking about how much accrued from the transfer and our percentage. We had no response. So Oduro Nyarko wrote a second letter again without response. So until today we have not been officially informed by Kotoko as to the real figures. The letters were sent via email. We thought we were entitled to 40% of a certain amount.” Nyantakyi went on to say that just before George Afriyie left to meet with Dr. Sarpong in Kumasi, he obtained copies of the transfer and co-operation agreements, copies of which he gave to Afriyie.“When George was about to leave for Kumasi, I gave him copies of two agreements I received from Angola; one was the agreement for a transfer fee of $150000 and the other, which was a co-operation agreement of $100,000 between the two clubs.”Nyantakyi cast doubt on the veracity of the co-operation agreement by revealing that after enquiries he made, he found out that Asante Kotoko had no such agreement with TP Mazembe when Daniel Nii Adjei and Yaw Frimpong were signed by the Congolese club.“I was told that when Asante Kotoko sold two players to TP Mazembe, they had signed a similar agreement with TP Mazembe. After trying in vain to contact Dr Sarpong, I contacted TP Mazembe’s owner, Moise Katumbi who told me that they had not signed any such agreement with Kotoko because of problems experienced in the past. It means that the agreement was a bad one.”Nyantakyi also told Happy FM that the contention of Wa All Stars is that the transfer fee for Ben Acheampong was $250,000 and not $150,000 as declared by Asante Kotoko, noting that it is time for everyone to be fair and transparent when it comes to player transfers. “Our disagreement with Kotoko is that we think the transfer fee is $250,000 not $150,000. Let everyone be fair and transparent when it comes to player transfers. If you recall, the Gbadegbe commission report frowns on such agreements which ultimately amount to revenue concealment. Such agreements must be condemned in no uncertain terms.”The GFA President noted that he had actively supported Asante Kotoko in player recruitment and transfers, making specific references to the likes of Awal Mohammed amongst others; bemoaning the fact that despite all he did for the club, he is being repaid in this manner.“There is no management I have helped more than the current management of Asante Kotoko. After giving them those four players from Wa All Stars, we almost got relegated but by the Grace of God we survived. Also in transferring their three players outside, I recommended the players to their clubs. I am referring to Awal Mohammed. I was invited for a board meeting at Maritzburg United and they told me that they needed a central defender. I recommended Awal and I called Maxwell Konadu and Dr. Sarpong and told them. I recommended Yaw Frimpong and Daniel Nii Adjei to TP Mazembe and they were signed on without trial because Katumbi told me that if I am recommending those players, then he would sign them without trial. Nobody has even thanked me for what I have done and instead this is what I am being subjected to.”last_img read more

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Foundation Coaching Online Resources Now Available

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is excited to launch our new online resource platform aimed at providing coaches, athletes and referees with tools to assist in the development of all participants of the sport – www.dartfish.tv/touchfootballaustralia. Foundation Coaching Resources is the first ‘collection’ of resources for coaches and athletes that will be released for subscription and to launch the platform – Dartfish.tv . It contains a series of visual skill demonstrations, printable coaching factsheets and associated drills. TFA is pleased to offer the Foundation Coaching Resources at the introductory half price rate of $11 inclusive of GST for the month of July. This would be for an annual subscription to the collection until July 2014.Furthermore we will offer affiliates, schools, or other groups a multiple licence opportunity for $80 for 10 licenses. From August the regular pricing will commence at $22 inclusive of GST for individuals, and $160 inclusive of GST for multiple licences – the multiple licences will be available from Tuesday, 23 July 2013. For more information on how to subscribe, please click on the attached memo. Related Filesfoundation_coaching_resources_-__launch1-pdfRelated LinksCoaching Resourceslast_img read more

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House Approves Just Over $94 Billion for Carry-On Expenses

first_imgThe House of Representatives, on Tuesday, March 19, approved the withdrawal of $94.3 billion from the Consolidated Fund, to allow the Government to carry-on its business from April 1 to July 31.The sum is needed for Government spending on critical areas, until the new budget is passed.Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, in moving the resolution, explained that the sum comprises $80.42 billion for recurrent expenditure and $13.92 billion for capital expenditure.He said that some of the key items included in the expenditure are salaries and travelling allowances, including the seven per cent arrears for public sector workers; teacher reclassification monies, other non-salary expenses; and critical capital projects.“This budget allocation makes no provision for statutory payments such as debt servicing, statutory pension, statutory salaries such as those of High Court judges, as these do not require the annual Parliamentary approval,” Dr. Phillips said.Opposition Spokesperson on Finance, Audley Shaw, noted that the resolution is a fairly standard procedure at this time of the financial year.As is customary, the provision of the resolution does not include any increases in salary or allowances other than approved increments and increases agreed by the Government in 2012/2013; any increase in establishment over that approved in 2012/2013; any new service or work for which no provision was made in the Estimates of Expenditure for 2012/2013; or which has not otherwise received the approval of the House.Under the Financial Administration and Audit Act as well as provisions in the Constitution, the Finance Minister has the authority to issue warrants for the withdrawal of such sums from the Consolidation Fund as the House of Representatives may, by resolution approve.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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The ongoing battle of a little piece of sacred land in Ottawa

first_imgAPTN National NewsStatus Algonquins in Quebec say it’s their land.Algonquins in Ontario, fighting for rights with the federal government, have placed claim on it.A private company bought it and is moving ahead to develop it.A music festival was held on the land just recently but was almost canceled.Many different views and opinions are held on the sacred and historic meeting place in Ottawa for Indigenous peoples.APTN’s Julien Gignac takes a closer look.last_img

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Homelessness declining in Calgary

first_imgNine and a half years in, the 10 year plan is proving effective.Calgary’s plan to end homelessness began January 1, 2008, and as of May 31, 2017, the School of Public Policy reports the number of people affected by the issue, appears to have dropped.“It’s a good news story, in that, the 10 year plan to end homelessness has shown success,” study author Ron Kneebone told 660NEWS. “The maximum number of beds that shelters have to provide to people in Calgary, has fallen quite dramatically, and I think we’re eventually approaching where we want to be,” he said. And, that is, a low number of people dealing with homelessness, and affordable accommodations for people with limited incomes.“When we try to identify, you know, are we doing a good job of addressing homelessness, you have to pay attention to the fact that the city is growing really quickly,” Kneebone noted. “Over the last 10 years, it’s grown by over 26 per cent.” That’s a population increase, coupled with a 40 per cent decline in the number of stays at Calgary emergency shelters.“What we’re showing here is that despite the fact that we still have very high rents in Calgary, we’ve made real progress,” Kneebone declared, “the progress would be even greater and faster if we could do something about the cost of housing.”Calgary is the most expensive city in Canada for people with limited incomes.last_img read more

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Report China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East

first_imgBEIRUT — The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by growing sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of state and non-state actors using them in regional conflicts.That’s according to a new report by the Royal United Services Institute, or RUSI. The report was released on Monday. It found that more and more Mideast countries have acquired armed drones, either by importing them or by building them domestically.China has exploited America’s selective drone export policy to become an increasingly influential player in meeting demand.The report, entitled “Armed Drones in the Middle East: Proliferation and Norms in the Region,” says China is likely to continue playing a key role as supplier of armed UAVs to the region.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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SC asks poll panel to watch full film next hearing on April

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission to re-examine its earlier order and take an informed decision on banning pan-India release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after watching the full movie.The top court directed the poll panel to take a decision by April 19 and submit its report in a sealed cover to the court. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said that it will consider the EC report and hear the matter on April 22. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for film producers who have challenged the EC’s ban on the biopic’s release till the current general elections are over, said the poll panel has taken the decision based just on watching the promo, not the entire movie. He suggested that the producers are willing to hold a special screening for the poll panel or its committee on Tuesday or Wednesday, so that they can take an informed decision by Friday. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KTo this, the bench asked EC’s counsel Amit Sharma, whether the poll panel has watched the movie or not. He said the entire movie was not available and a decision to ban the release was taken after watching the trailer. The bench then asked the poll panel to watch the full movie and then take an informed decision on whether its release should be banned or not. At the outset, Rohatgi submitted that the EC had taken a call to ban the movie by watching a 2-minute promo. He said when the apex court had referred the matter to the poll panel, it had said that it cannot decide to ban the biopic on the basis of the trailer. The EC had on April 10 stalled the release of the film until the polls end, asserting that any biopic material with the potential to disturb the level-playing field during elections should not be displayed. The Commission, in a separate order, also directed the producers “not to exhibit the film titled ‘PM Narendra Modi’ till further orders. The film was earlier set to release on April 11. Acting on the complaints of political parties, including the Congress, the poll panel also said that any poster or publicity material concerning any such certified content, which either depicts a candidate (including prospective) for the furtherance (or purported to further) of electoral prospects, directly or indirectly, shall not be put on display in electronic media in the area where MCC is in force. The Left had also opposed the release of the film saying it would disturb the level-playing field for other parties in the election and was in violation of the Model Code of Conduct. The Modi biopic, starring Vivek Oberoi has been the most-talked about movie in this election season. Directed by Omung Kumar, it tells the story of Modi’s rise to power from his humble beginnings. The apex court had on April 9, dismissed a petition filed by a Congress leader Aman Panwar seeking stay on the release of the biopic saying the Election Commission would be an “appropriate” place to seek the redressal. The apex court had said it was not entertaining the petition for the stay on the release of the film which would be “premature” in view of the fact that the movie is yet to be certified by the Censor Board. It said even if the film is released on April 11, as claimed by the Congress leader, it will be appropriate for him to seek a redressal from the Election Commission.last_img read more