Planned Parenthood Celebrates Leadership and Legacy

first_img Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Business News Top of the News Subscribecenter_img Herbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Gatherings Planned Parenthood Celebrates Leadership and Legacy STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 10, 2014 | 11:57 am 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Community News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley celebrated President and CEO Sheri Bonner’s leadership and legacy at this year’s Fall Benefit. In the last ten years, Planned Parenthood has accomplished tremendous change. The affiliate grew from one to four health centers, expanding care to different areas of the community. This change was brought about by Bonner’s vision.“Tonight is a special night because we’re honoring a woman whose leadership has strengthened the legacy of Planned Parenthood in our community,” said Board Chair Lauren Frankel in her opening statements. “She has propelled our reach by expanding health care access in underserved areas of our community, increasing the breadth and depth of available health services and education opportunities for youth and families, and tirelessly advocating for high-quality care for all.”Bonner has 25 years of service with the Planned Parenthood family, ten of those in Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley.The theme for the event, “Celebrating Leadership and Legacy,” served for a wonderful night of storytelling when Planned Parenthood staff spoke about their support for the organization. One health center manager shared, “At the end of the day, I know my role here at Planned Parenthood is to provide care no matter what. No matter your race, no matter your zip code, your income, or sexual orientation, at Planned Parenthood you are cared for with the highest respect and attention, and to me, that’s what matters.”Following the storytelling was this year’s Keynote Speaker, co-creator of The Daily Show, and Planned Parenthood supporter, Lizz Winstead. Her ongoing national comedy tour to benefit Planned Parenthood and NARAL has raised over $2 million nationally and was made into a documentary film, Smear Campaign.Along for the festivities were Planned Parenthood supporters, the Board of Directors, Event Chair, Karen Hillenberg, Patron Chair, Joan Caillouette, and Congresswoman Judy Chu, who recently received the Planned Parenthood Federation of America House Award for being a champion of women’s reproductive rights.“When I first started out at Planned Parenthood I’m not sure that I could have even imagined a 25 year anniversary,” Bonner said. “But somewhere along the line, I realized that this is my life’s work. Planned Parenthood is the place I belong and it’s the perfect expression of my beliefs and my passion.”Planned Parenthood (Pasadena Center), 1045 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, (626) 798-0706 or visit www.plannedparenthood.org.last_img read more

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Mesut Ozil insists he’ll see out Arsenal contract despite struggles under Unai Emery

first_imgAdvertisement Ozil is confident of winning back his spot (Picture: Getty)Emery has offered few assurances to Ozil over his long-term future but the German insists his future remains in north London and he will not leave before his contract expires in 2021.AdvertisementAdvertisementAsked whether he would be leaving the club, Ozil told the Athletic: ‘No. I have a contract until the summer of 2021 and I will be staying until then.‘When I signed the new deal, I thought about it very carefully and said it was one of the most important decisions of my footballing career. I didn’t want to stay for just one or two more years, I wanted to commit my future to Arsenal and the club wanted me to do the same.‘You can go through difficult times, like this, but that is no reason to run away and I’m not going to. I’m here until at least 2021.‘I said that Arsene Wenger was a big factor in me joining Arsenal — and he was — but ultimately I signed for the club. Even when Arsene announced he was leaving, I wanted to stay because I love playing for Arsenal and that’s why I’ve been here for six years.‘When I moved from Real Madrid, it was a really tough time for Arsenal. But I always believed in what we could do and together we delivered. More recently things have been difficult and a lot has changed. But I’m proud to be an Arsenal player, a fan and I’m happy here. Whenever people see me in the street I always say, ‘This is my home’. I’m going nowhere.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEmery was influential in Arsenal’s decision to withdraw a contract offer to Aaron Ramsey worth around £200,000-a-week and he remains keen to cut the club’s wage bill.The Spaniard effectively utilised a budget of just £45m last summer to bring in the likes of David Luiz, Nicolas Pepe and Dani Ceballos.MORE: Paul Ince slams Declan Rice’s ‘ridiculous’ £80m valuation amid Manchester United transfer rumours Comment Mesut Ozil insists he’ll see out Arsenal contract despite struggles under Unai Emery Mesut Ozil has started just one league game this term (Picture: Getty)Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil insists he’ll see out his current deal with the club and will not be leaving the Gunners in January.The German has been heavily linked with an exit from the Emirates as he’s started just one league game this term.Unai Emery was keen on offloading Ozil last January but Arsenal couldn’t find a buyer for the 30-year-old, who signed a new four-year deal worth £350,000-a-week in 2018.Ozil briefly won back his spot towards the end of last season but he’s been further marginalised this term following the arrival of Dani Ceballos.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterThursday 17 Oct 2019 8:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.2kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bertolucci closes in on Team Pacific roster spot, remains on 23-player list following provincial camp

first_imgLuke Bertolucci of Montrose is one step closer to playing in the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Windsor, Ont. The Kootenay Ice forward earned a spot on the Team Pacific shortlist following a successful B.C. Hockey U17 Provincial Camp held last month in Salmon Arm.Bertolucci remains on the 23-player roster before B.C. Hockey makes its final decision in mid-November.“B.C. Hockey is very excited by the quality of hockey that took place in Salmon Arm,” said Jim Dinwoodie, Team Pacific Assistant Coach.  “The players made life tough on the evaluators and staff during the camp, and that is what we challenged them to do.  “As staff, we are thrilled with the players we identified, and it is going to be a challenge selecting the 11 players that will be a part of Team Pacific.”Bertolucci joins Ice teammate Jarrod Schaerhorn on the team. Schamerhorn, of Kelowna, is one of three goalies remaining on the team.The short-listed players will continue to be evaluated with their club teams until mid November, following which, 11 players will be selected to join the top players from Alberta to form Team Pacific.Last season 5’10”, 170-pound Bertolucci helped Team B.C. to a gold medal at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax.In 34 games for the Ice of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League Bertolucci had 15 goals and 19 assists.The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge is the first stage of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence.  Team Pacific is up against four other Canadian teams (West, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic), and five national teams (Russia, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, and United States).  In 2010, Team Pacific earned a bronze medal after defeating Quebec 5-4 in [email protected]last_img read more

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Louie’s surprises defending champion Jackson’s Hole to capture 2012 Mixed Slopitch title

first_imgPrestige Thunder won the title in 2010.The teams played through two scoreless innings before Louie’s finally got to Jackson’s starter Lorne Wuori.Jackson’s Hole entered the final without a loss in the playoffs while Louie’s took the back door route after losing to The Competition.In the B Final, Bogustown scored three in the final inning to edge Wild Cards 9-8.Bogustown entered its final bats trailing 8-6.In C-event, Nelson and District Credit Union blasted Caits Crew to win the title.The tournament concludes what has been a frustrating mixed slopitch season players.June rains and Kootenay Lake flooding canceled many games before kicking the league from its normal Lakeside Ball Diamonds home, forcing league brass to move the games, and playoff tournament, to Queen Elizabeth Park. There will be no 16th title for Jackson’s Hole.Starter Ken Anderson kept the high-powered Jackson’s offence off balance for most of the game sparking the Louie’s to 12-6 victory in the final of the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League Sunday at Queen Elizabeth Park.The win avenged two losses in the final to Jackson’s by Louie’s in the past three seasons.In the 2011 final Jackson’s, which has won 15 of the last 19 Mixed Slopitch Titles, defeated Louie’s 13-3.last_img read more

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CE Supervisor strike to impact community schemes across Donegal

first_imgCommunity schemes across Donegal will be affected by a five-day strike planned by Community Employment (CE) supervisors next week.CE Supervisors and Assistants have announced plans to take industrial action from Monday 13th May over access to pensions.In addition to the strike, staff will stage a protest each day outside Minister Joe McHugh’s Constituency Office in Letterkenny. There are 48 CE Supervisors/Assistants in Donegal with over 1,200 participants looking after a wide range of community projects.The five-day strike will have an impact on community employment schemes across the country including those providing childcare, elderly-care and drug rehabilitation services.Some 1,250 CE staff nationwide are striking due to concerns over a lack of access to an occupational pension scheme, despite a Labour Court recommendation in 2008 that the Government should provide them with one.SIPTU Organiser, Eddie Mullins is calling on Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe to agree to meet the union to discuss workers’ rights to a pension. Mr Mullins said: “It is deeply unfortunate but this action will inevitably have an impact on both CE schemes and the communities in which they provide services. Participants may not get paid and progress in community schemes will be halted due to the lack of supervisory management.“Paschal Donohoe should respect these workers and the vital community services provided by their community employment schemes. He must meet with their representatives to discuss why after more than 10 years they still do not have a pension.” CE Supervisor strike to impact community schemes across Donegal was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Community Employment (CE) supervisorsSIPTUstrikelast_img read more

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10 months agoCrystal Palace shocks Man City – and Hodgson

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace shocks Man City – and Hodgsonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace shocked Manchester City 3-2 at Etihad stadium on Saturday.Palace recovered from the setback of falling a goal behind through Ilkay Gundogan’s opener, but bounced back with two quickfire strikes through Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend’s sensational 30-yard volley. Luka Milivojevic then netted a penalty to make it 3-1 not long after half-time, and despite Kevin de Bruyne reducing the arrears late on, Palace held on to register a famous win.Palace boss Roy Hodgson remarked afterwards, “I travelled up thinking we could give a good performance, but getting something from the game was always going to be a tough ask. We certainly didn’t come up here thinking we had no chance or this was a game we had to write off, but what we did think was that unless we produced a performance of quality and discipline and work-rate, then we wouldn’t have much of a chance.“Luckily today the goals fell for us. On the counter-attack we scored two good goals and that gives you something to cling onto and makes things a little bit harder for the opposition, even if they are as good as the opposition are.” last_img read more

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Kerrs Candy defends worst Halloween candy with social media sass

first_imgTORONTO – Kerr’s Candy social media team is defending the company’s Molasses Kisses treats on Twitter after a newspaper derided it as “the worst Halloween candy.”Kerr’s, which was founded in 1895, promotes the kisses on its website as “traditional Halloween taffy” and says the candies contain 10 per cent real molasses. The company’s used the same recipe to make them for more than 70 years.“They get stuck to the wrapper, they get stuck to your teeth and it’s got this weird earthy taste that’s disgusting to almost everyone under the age of 65,” said Tristin Hopper, a National Post reporter, in a video originally published two years ago.The Post republished the video Thursday with an article by Hopper reasserting his claim and lamenting that the kisses have yet to meet their demise.Twitter users took to Kerr’s Candy social media feed with their take on the article, and whoever is running the account is responding brazenly.“This Halloween don’t scare kids with that wretched Kerr’s molasses candy that you hated as a kid,” wrote one user who goes by Terry, linking to the article.Instead of ignoring the insult, Kerr’s responded with its own dose of sass.“You’re right, Terry, you should keep Molasses Kisses all to yourself. Don’t let the kids have the good candy!” the candy company’s account tweeted back.The response seemed to catch Terry off guard who said he “must respect (Kerr’s) persistence.”The company’s social media team is also doling out love to the candy’s supporters, sharing a GIF of Winnie the Pooh eagerly tying a napkin around his neck as he prepares to chow down on one.Kerr’s appears to be among the few companies who’ve found their voice on Twitter and attracted a following with a more personalized approach.Burger chain Wendy’s, for example, is well-known for roasting people (and competing fast food outlets) on Twitter.When one user recently asked the chain’s Twitter account what they should order at McDonald’s, the company answered “McNothing” and to another who asked the same question, “better at picking places to eat.”But, that approach doesn’t always work and can fall flat if companies try to insert themselves into a broader, serious conversation just to promote their product.In 2014, the hashtag WhyIStayed was trending as people explained the reasons why they remained with abusers.The DiGiorno Pizza account tweeted: “#WhyIStayed You had pizza.”The single tweet infuriated many who felt the company shouldn’t have tried to capitalize on the hashtag. The company deleted the offending tweet shortly afterward and explained they were not aware of the context behind the hashtag.More recently, Hudson’s Bay drew the ire of Twitter users in the wake of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie’s death after posting a tweet that struck many as insensitive.“Here’s to the King of the Canadian Tuxedo. #RIPGordDownie,” the department store tweeted, along with an image of three denim jackets with brand labels prominently displayed, including one with a lining that featured HBC’s distinctive multi-coloured stripes.The tweet was removed a short time later.With files from Cassandra Szklarskilast_img read more

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Japanese envoy says signing of new TPP sends message to China on

first_imgOTTAWA – As Canada, Japan and nine other countries prepare to sign the rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership this week in Chile, some see it as a way to set the stage for closer relations with China.They are hoping to send a message not so much to the absent Trump administration as to an increasingly assertive China on why global trade rules are good for everybody, says Japan’s envoy to Canada.“How do we engage the Chinese people on the rules-based economy?” Kimihiro Ishikan, the Japanese ambassador to Canada, asked in an interview.“I’m not saying they’re trying to break up the rules of the game. But, still, sometimes they play (by) our rules of the game; sometimes it seems not to be the case.”Ishikan said Japan hopes that the successful launch of the new TPP, known as the CPTPP, will eventually attract China and other Asian countries.The Trudeau government is in exploratory talks with China after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was unable to persuade the People’s Republic to agree to his so-called progressive trade agenda and launch formal free-trade negotiations.If China can be drawn into wider Asian-based multilateral agreements, that will serve Canada’s interests, said Ishikan, because it can be more difficult to forge a trade deal directly with a much larger economy.Ishikan said the key at the moment is that the CPTPP includes commitments to meeting labour and environmental standards — part of the so-called progressive trade agenda that Canada is also championing with the North American Free Trade Agreement and in talks with China.China could be persuaded to move in the direction of progressive trade, and is already showing positive signs by wanting to make progress on fighting climate change, he said.But forcing other elements of progressive trade, which would also include accepting broader democratic principles, won’t happen overnight, he added.“That has to come gradually. They don’t want to be seen (as having) changed something under the pressure from someone else.”President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the original TPP last year, but Canada and its Pacific Rim partners have carried on.Japan and Australia were eager to move forward last fall at the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation leaders’ summit in Danang, Vietnam, but Canada held off, causing anger and some name-calling. Canada was able to win exemptions on digital content and has since signed side deals with Japan, Australia and Malaysia on automobiles that have sparked criticism from Canadian auto workers and manufacturers.International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is travelling to Chile this week to sign on the new TPP, and has said Canada will likely ratify it sometime later in the fall after legislation has cleared Parliament.Joseph Pickerill, Champagne’s spokesman, said he doesn’t necessarily see a connection between the new TPP and pursing trade with China. But he said the fact that Canada pushed hard to improve the progressive elements sends a wider message.“It’s an indication what we mean when we talk about raising standards and creating real access on meaningful terms for mutual benefit.”last_img read more

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Postal union to retailers Were as frustrated as you are about dispute

first_imgOTTAWA — The union representing striking Canada Post workers says there are positives in the Crown corporation’s latest contract offers.But the head of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the proposals issued yesterday don’t yet constitute finals offers that would put an end to rotating walkouts that are causing delivery delays across the country.Union national president Mike Palecek won’t say whether tentative deals can be reached before the Saturday deadline imposed by Canada Post.Palecek says the union needs concrete proposals for dealing with what he calls an “injury crisis” at Canada Post — and not just committees designed to punt worker health and safety concerns down the road.Rotating walkouts continued Thursday at processing plants in Montreal and Winnipeg, as well as at smaller locations in Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has warned his government will take unspecified action to end the rotating strikes if there is no significant progress in the negotiations.Canada Post said recent major shutdowns of parcel processing in Toronto and Vancouver have created a backlog of nearly 500 tractor-trailer loads of parcels and packages that need to be sorted. The backlog has caused substantial delivery delays.Online sales giant eBay has called on Trudeau to legislate an end to the labour dispute before the holiday shopping rush hits its first peak later this month with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Saina, Srikanth enter 2nd round of All England C’ship

first_imgBirmingham: India’s Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth made a winning start to the All England Championship, notching up straight game victories in the women’s and men’s singles competition here. A former finalist, Saina defeated Scotland’s Kristy Gilmour 21-17 21-18 in 35 minutes, while Srikanth took half an hour to dispose off France’s Brice Leverdez 21-13 21-11 on Wednesday night. In the next round, Saina will take on Denmark’s Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt, while Srikanth will face Asian Games gold medallist Jonatan Christie. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together”I really enjoy it a lot, it’s something every player looks up to and the challenge is even more tougher than regular Super Series events,” Saina, an Olympic bronze medallist, said after progressing to the next stage. “Everyone wants to have that trophy but, as I said, you have to play your natural game to be the best and can’t really put pressure on yourself that you have to have it. If it is in your destiny you will definitely get it, but the challenge is to give your best and beat the best players,” she added. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenB Sai Praneeth also made it to the second round and will face Hong Kong’s NG Ka Long Angus. Sameer Verma squandered a first game advantage to go down fighting 21-16 18-21 14-21 to former world champion and world no 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, bowing out of the tournament. The women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy fought a gruelling battle before losing 21-16 26-28 16-21 to seventh seeded Japanese pair of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto. Sikki and Pranaav Jerry Chopra, who is coming back from an injury, lost 21-23 17-21 to Hong King’s Chang Tak Ching and NG Wing Yung. The men’s pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also lost 19-21 21-16 14-21 to the Chinese combination of Ou Xuanyi and Ren Xiangyu.last_img read more

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