Salvation Army Husband-and-Wife Captains Leaving Pasadena After Appointment to Division Office

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He will become divisional secretary for Business and Rutendo Masango will serve as divisional secretary for Women’s and Older Adult Ministries.While Terry Masango said he’s looking forward to the new opportunities and responsibilities, he was saddened to be leaving his home of the past five years.“We are sad, heartbroken and at a loss for words. Rutendo and I, as well as our daughters, Fiela and Tanaka, can truly say that this wonderful community has blessed our lives greatly,” he said.“I hope in some small way we have blessed your lives through our leadership, teaching and preaching, visitations and more. Even though we are moving on physically from Pasadena, a piece of our hearts will always be here with you,” Terry Masango said.“I never feel I’m ready or qualified for the next appointment that I receive, but I want to say that it’s definitely a great honor for the Salvation Army to entrust me with such an important role,” he added.Terry Masango was born in Zimbabwe, growing up in the Salvation Army Church, where he met and married Rutendo, according to the organization.The couple came to the U.S. and began working with the Salvation Army in 2000. They were named captains of the Pasadena Tabernacle Corps in 2016.Terry Masango said he still vividly recalls arriving in town.“I didn’t stop to think there’ll be poor people in Pasadena’s surrounding areas because I just associated Pasadena with affluence, with JPL and Caltech and so forth,” he said. “So when I arrived, I saw that there’s certainly a need. And so I found that the community is willing and ready to support organizations like the Salvation Army to help those who are less fortunate.”He said he quickly found supportive partners through the Rotary Club of Pasadena and other local organizations.“Pasadena is a great community. It’s a community that wants to better itself. And I’ve only found great people here,” Terry Masango said. “I’ll miss Pasadena.”A recent two-year funding campaign seeking $36 million for a new food bank and 65 units of homeless housing ended up garnering $42 million, thanks to the generosity of the community, he said.“During our time here, we have grown to deeply love you, the community, leaders, our staff, donors, friends and supporters of this beautiful community,” Terry Masango said. “Rutendo and I are immensely blessed to have served for the last five years as your Salvation Army leaders. You have all enriched our lives and we will greatly miss your fellowship and enthusiasm for the ministry here.“We ask that you show the same welcome, care and respect to our successors as you have shown us, assisting them in their transition. They will be learning as well as teaching, and we trust that you will be understanding and compassionate toward them,” he added“Thank you for welcoming us into your hearts, homes and lives. Thank you for allowing us to serve both you and the Lord. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience that we will never forget,” he said.More information on the Salvation Army Pasadena Tabernacle Corps is available online at pasadena.salvationarmy.org. 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 CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT 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, Pasadenalast_img read more

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland offers Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeships

first_img Previous articleShannon Group – the sum of all parts add up well for region and countryNext articleLimerick public urged to conserve water as demand continues to rise Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] NewsBusinessJohnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland offers Manufacturing Technician ApprenticeshipsBy Cian Reinhardt – June 30, 2018 7089 Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Advertisement Email TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Print TAGSbusinessindustryJohnson & JohnsonMid-West Industry Special Greg Reddin, (left) Business Unit Manager 2GT Operations at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and Anthony Collins, (right) Aprrentice Mentor along with apprentice manufacturing technicians, Aislinn Smith, Karlo Kraljic and Marc O’Rourke at the company headquarters in Castletroy. Picture: Alan PlaceTRADITIONALLY the majority of apprenticeships in Ireland attract young men and last year, just over 1 per cent of those who undertook apprenticeships were female.  Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland is changing this perception and offering both male and female students an alternative to third level education.In 2017, the leading manufacturer of disposable contact lenses took on seven new manufacturing technicians on a two-year apprenticeship.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking about the manufacturing technician apprenticeship, Greg Reddin, business unit manager at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, observed that “there is often a perception that apprenticeships are only for men. There is no difference in terms of ability and suitability when it comes to male and female apprentices.“Our aim is to future proof the business and train and develop a diverse talent pool, support future business growth and provide exciting career opportunities for the successful candidates.Apprenticeships are making a comeback and we see an increased interest from both male and female students.”Speaking about the benefits of the apprenticeship, Aislinn Smith, first year manufacturing technician apprentice told us, “Manufacturing was always something that I wanted to pursue as I find it very interesting.”“The team at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland are sharing their own knowledge and helping us to progress in our careers. It is also of great help that we are getting paid while doing the apprenticeship, something which you don’t get if you go to college.“Within two years I’ll have a level six qualification and there is also an opportunity to progress to level seven and then level eight qualifications. That will put me on a strong footing for securing a job when I finish, so it’s a fantastic option.”2018 recruitment activities at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland will begin in the coming months with a 15-week academic block starting in January 2019 at LIT.  Visit www.manufacturingapprenticeships.ie and www.careers.jnj.com.If you enjoyed this article, why not read more from the Limerick Post Mid-West Industry special? Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed peoplelast_img read more

Net public health data

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Net public health dataOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article A large web site and database providing information on public health goodpractice around the country has been relaunched. Our Healthier Nation web site, commissioned by the Department of Health,supplies regular updates on the Government’s developing health strategy forEngland, Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation. The site includes research networks and relevant projects, a news digestservice and a “health gateway” to thousands of vetted public healthlinks. Health Education Authority web site project manager Mary Ryan said theservice would prove an important resource for OH professionals. “This web site and database provides an invaluable tool for thoseworking to improve the health of their communities and gives them good exampleson how to translate the Government’s policy into practice.” www.ohn.gov.uk last_img read more

FH Resident Writes Book About ‘Greatest Hockey Series Ever’

first_imgBy Michele J. KuhnFAIR HAVEN – As a kid in North Jersey, Tim Sullivan became a Devils fan.Tim Sullivan of Fair Haven, author of “Battle on the Hudson: The Devils, the Rangers and the NHL’s Greatest Series,” at Madison Square Garden.“Growing up about 10 miles from where they originally played. I think a lot of North Jersey people my age were Devils fans because it was an opportunity to see the game without having to go all the way to ‘the city,’” said the Montvale native, who has lived in Fair Haven with his family for the past eight years.“I think the Devils represented a new world of hockey in New Jersey … As close as the Rangers were, it was still a hassle to get there,” he said. “I think there are generations of Devils fans in New Jersey … that became fans because of the convenience, because of the location and because it was a team they could call their own.”Sullivan, now the east sports editor for The Associ­ated Press, has written a book about what he sees as the real start of this region’s serious interest in hockey. Battle for the Hud­son: The Devils, the Rangers and the Greatest NHL Series Ever is about the 1994 Eastern Conference Champ­ion­­ship series between the Devils, who had been in New Jersey 12 years and was one of the league’s “laughing stocks” with only one good season before 1993-94, and the venerable New York Rangers, one of the league’s six original teams, which was more than five decades removed from its last championship.The book chronicles what Sullivan calls hockey’s coming-of-age in the area, a time when the opportunity came for the sport to gain “more notoriety on both sides of the (Hudson) river.”“I wanted to write a hockey book about our area and a sort of a turning point in New York and New Jersey to where (hockey) became a little bit more ‘out there,’ there was a little more buzz about the sport,” he said. “1994 seemed to be the best starting point. You had both teams playing each other. One would go on to the Stanley Cup finals and there was a pretty good chance that one of them would win the Stanley Cup. It gripped (New York) City and all the suburbs in and around New Jersey.”The book also details a number of firsts for hockey. It was the first year that Gary Bettman, now the commissioner of the National Hockey League, worked in the league. It was the first year hockey could be seen nationwide and in Canada when games were shown on ESPN. It was the year after the Devils changed their uniforms from red and green to red and black and it was the first year for coach Jacques Lemaire.“1994 is really one of the years that hockey can look back on and say it really turned a corner. I wanted to show that year for its importance to the game,” he said.“The reason we called it the Greatest Series Ever is because the players, the people who covered it, broadcasters and the coaches …  all refer to it as that,” Sullivan said. “Both teams went on to win the Stanley Cup within 12 months and also because it was a huge ratings grabber. It gained attention all over the world and a lot of people look back on that series, and that year in particular, as the year hockey truly changed.”The dramatic series was won by the Rangers, which went on to win Lord Stanley’s Cup for the first time in 54 years. The following year it was the Devils turn to hoist the cup.Sullivan had just graduated from Duquesne University about two weeks before the series took place. He was covering the Pittsburgh Pen­guins for a Pittsburgh radio station and, when the Pen­guins were eliminated in the conference semifinals, he got the opportunity to cover the Devils-Rangers series for his station. Though he didn’t know he would be writing about the series years later, he “remembered it and held it in regard ever since.“It was a good experience,” he said. “It was something that I look back on, as does everyone who covered that series, as something they put on their resume. It was pretty amazing to be in those buildings for those games … I feel very fortunate … to have been part of those games.”Sullivan interviewed more than 250 players for the book, including Martin Brodeur, who was then a 21-year-old rookie and is now the only player on either the Devils or Rangers 1993-94 teams still an active National Hockey League player.Author Tim Sullivan is a Fair Haven resident.The book hit stores Oct. 1 and is selling well, Sullivan said. The publisher had made its sale available on a pre-sale basis after the Devils and the Rangers played for the Eastern Conference finals this spring, the same series they had contested 18 years earlier. That helped “generate a little more buzz” for the book, Sullivan said.The author will talk about and sign the book during an event, coordinated by River Road Books in Fair Haven, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Nauvoo Grill, 121 Fair Haven Road. Devils and Ranger fans also will be on hand to speak along with Sullivan about their memories of the series. The Sullivan family will make a donation, based on the number of people who attend, to the Hockey Fights Cancer, a NHL-sponsored charity.Sullivan, 40, and his family – he and his wife have a son and daughter – moved to Fair Haven in 2004 and love living in the community. “It’s everything everyone told us about it and more,” he said. He had been working at the St. Petersburg Times in Florida and came back to New Jersey to become sports editor at the New York Post.Sullivan’s passion for hockey is evident.“Once people start to acquire a taste for the game, I think a couple things happen,” he said. “Most fall in love with it and they wrap themselves up in it. For me, I wanted to make it a career even though I knew I wouldn’t be playing much past my high school years.“I think the biggest part is, it’s not easy to play. To develop the skills for it, you are almost developing two sports in one. You’re learning how to play hockey and skate all in one. It’s not an easy commitment for families to make because it’s not like a baseball field that’s right around the corner. So you really have to fall in love with the culture of the game because it ends up being deeply rooted in you. Once you’ve been through that and played at whatever level you’ve played, I think it sticks.”The love of hockey has clearly stuck with Tim Sullivan.last_img read more

In Highlands, 3 Honored for Saving Man’s Life In Bike Race

first_img“Up until about two days from the event I wasn’t even registered. My friend (Ayla) had to convince me to sign up, and I still wasn’t sure I was going to be accepted because I was such a late entry. And then transportation became an issue because I don’t live locally,” Aiello said. “This situation could have turned out much differently if any one of those hurdles had gotten in the way.” For McGraw, “thank you” didn’t capture the emotions that overcame her when her husband, William, awoke in the hospital following a heart-stopping medical emergency he suffered on the side of Route 36 while participating in the annual Bike New York-sanctioned Twin Lights Ride. Hitting Close to Home What Might Have Been “Thank you hardly seems like enough,” she said in the emotional letter, read aloud by Highlands Police Chief Robert Burton at a Jan. 16 government meeting filled with residents, police and fire department personnel and local EMS workers. “It makes me think about my own family and how lucky I am.” Actions Speak Louder Than Words “When you enter this job you accept that you’ll have to be doing things like this. It’s something that can be perceived as extraordinary, but a lot of extraordinary things happen on the job,” Roxby explained.  “Thankfully the guy didn’t need any help, but then I said to (Ayla) that I knew CPR, but I was thankful I didn’t have to use it. And looking back it’s the craziest thing, because there was nothing that could have prepared me for a few hours later when I would end up performing it. But this incident really put me on edge and in that state of mind.” HIGHLANDS – In a heartfelt letter to three good Samaritans who helped save her husband’s life during a cycling event in September, Kathleen McGraw said she struggled to find the words to express gratitude. “I think this is a case of the training and experience taking over. I’ve performed CPR a few times now. In some cases it’s been unsuccessful. And in others, like this, it was successful. I’m just very thankful that the three of us could draw from the experience of working in stressful situations,” said Roxby, referring to Ramirez’s membership with the Roselle Fire Department, and Aiello’s employment history with the Metropolitan Transit Authority and NJ Transit. Saying “thank you” couldn’t possibly sum up the tears of joy she swiped away when her two young daughters, Kathleen and Annie, and teenage son Liam rushed to William’s bedside to share a deep embrace. “I’m very appreciative of the people who saved me, and appreciative of the people these biking events bring together. These are people who enjoy life, who celebrate life and in my case, people who can save a life. Because of them I am still here with my family, and I can’t thank them enough for giving me that gift,” said McGraw, who added that prior to the Twin Lights Ride he had never visited Highlands, and quipped that after missing the easiest leg of the race, a downhill stretch from Route 36 to Huddy Park, he needs to return to for another biking excursion.center_img Burton explained that two nearby riders, Aiello and Ramirez, dismounted their bikes, raced to McGraw and began performing CPR in tandem.  Just three and a half months removed from the incident, McGraw was a man of few words at the Jan. 16 awards ceremony, standing together with his saviors under the same roof for the first time and thankful for the time they’ve given him. “It’s not something you really think about until a night like this, when you see him with his wife and kids. And you start thinking about that letter, and their kids having another Christmas, another birthday, another wedding, and that really makes it hit home,” said Roxby. Roxby said the gravity of his actions, in cooperation with Aiello’s and Ramirez’s, didn’t sink in until the Jan. 16 meeting, when he came face-to-face with the entire McGraw family. Aiello went on to describe an ominous moment during the race when she witnessed a fellow rider get clipped by a passing motorist and how it placed her in an anticipatory mindset.  A motorist who observed the incident reported it to a Highlands Police officer patrolling about a mile away from the scene. The emergency was reported and Roxby was the first officer to respond, treating McGraw with a defibrillator unit until the Highlands First Aid Squad arrived and transported McGraw to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. During the Sept. 30 incident, William McGraw collapsed on the side of the highway approximately a half mile from the finish line located at the borough’s Huddy Park, across the street from Kranky Cycles and the Waterwitch Cafe on Waterwitch Avenue. According to Aiello, the Brooklyn resident has thought a lot about the events of Sept. 30, most prominently about how she almost didn’t attend the biking event, and what her absence might have meant. A return trip will be made simpler for McGraw and his family after Bike New York president Ken Podziba, who attended the meeting, told William he may participate in any future sanctioned event free of charge. “We are looking forward to Christmas, the New Year, and hopefully many more holidays and birthdays and vacations and family movie nights and graduations and weddings. These dreams can exist because of your actions that day. We are forever grateful.” For Kathleen, actions are more impactful than words ever can be, a notion that brought the McGraw family from their Hoboken home to the borough’s community center on a frigid winter evening to honor Alexandra Aiello, Claudio Ramirez and Capt. George Roxby by awarding the heroic trio of first responders with Lifesaving Medals.last_img read more

Condemning ongoing slanderous and disparaging campaign to discredit PPP Presidential Candidate

first_imgDear Editor,Please allow me to respond to the ongoing vitriolic and virulent campaign by the APNU/AFC supporters to discredit and disparage the credibility of Irfaan Ali, the PPP presidential candidate.First, Ali is by far one of the most qualified persons to ever contest for higher office in Guyana. His exemplary and impeccable track record as a Government Minister, apart from being one of the leading figures behind the 2011-14 orchestrated economic boom, though the unprecedented housing programme, undoubtedly, allowed him to reach the zenith of his political career, whereby he is now the presidential candidate of the largest single political party in Guyana.It must be noted, however, that the ongoing series of ad hominem attack and spurious allegations of academic fraud levied against Ali arouse much apoplexy amongst some of his closes acquaintances and comrades who are well familiar with his academic achievements.Ali has a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) in Business Management from the University of Sunderland through the RDI distance learning program, a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Planning and Development from the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in India, and another Master’s Degree in Finance from the Anglian Ruskin University (ARU) which was offered through the Arden University.Ali even went a step further and furnished the media with all his certificates upon their request, an unprecedented gesture by any statesman, to clarify all doubts. Such politeness and sincerity, however, has cost him. Ali is now faced with a series of unsubstantiated and spurious attacks, all with the sole intent to discredit and harm his personal reputation.And what is even more unbecoming, is the fact that those who vehemently criticised him didn’t utter a single word of apology after they would have received written confirmation by the various academic institutions validating and confirming the authenticity of his various certificates.However, because of his rising threat to the Government, his critics are bent on keeping the propaganda machine well oiled. One of the latest allegations was by one who goes by the name of Shawn Sam, who, on March 2, penned an article in the Guyana Chronicle accusing Ali of obtaining a fictitious Master’s Degree in Finance from the Anglian Ruskin University (ARU). Again, like other false accusers, Sam didn’t offer any substantiated evidence to support his argument, but instead resorted to the much erroneous and misleading claim that no online programme is being offered by the said academic institution.Hence, a simple google of Anglian Ruskin University (ARU) would reveal that indeed, the university is offering online graduate programmes in finance. To be specific, the program is being offered as an MBA in Finance.Finally, Ali’s commitment to self-improvement and intellectual development is astounding and unmatched. In his latest quest for higher education, he is currently enrolled in the prestigious and internationally recognised LLM International Commercial Law at the University of Salford.The programme, inter alia, will explore critical areas of international commercial law, corporate law and governance. Also critical to note is that he is currently awaiting results from the University of the West Indies on his PhD dissertation.Hence, the calibre and commitment of Ali is unmatched and it’s in my humble view such qualities should be celebrated and not condemned for mere political credits.Sincerely,A Grantlast_img read more

DeWine awards more than $3 million in grants for drug use prevention education

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he is awarding more than $3 million in grant funds to a number of law enforcement agencies across the state for drug use prevention education programs in public schools.A total of 152 sheriffs’ offices and police departments will receive a portion of the $3,098,808 in Drug Use Prevention Grant funds announced today. The funds must be used to establish or maintain drug abuse prevention education and awareness programs for students during the 2018-2019 school year.Grant recipients are required to include over-the-counter and prescription drug abuse prevention education in their programs.“Age-appropriate substance abuse prevention education every year, at every grade level is key,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. “Evidence-based prevention education helps students develop the skills they need to make good decisions, stay drug-free, and live healthier lives.”A full list of the 152 award recipients can be found on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.D.A.R.E. programs and school resource officer drug use prevention programs were eligible to apply for the grants. All programs must be conducted in cooperation with the public school superintendent of each school district where the programming will take place.The Drug Use Prevention Grant Fund supports programs such as Botvin LifeSkills, D.A.R.E. Keepin’ It REAL, PALS – Prevention through Alternative Learning Styles, Unique You, Too Good For Drugs, Reach Out Now, and Stay on Track.last_img read more

Tendulkar is ICC Cricketer of The Year; Sehwag wins Test award

first_imgSachin TendulkarIn the 21st year of his international career, 37-year-old Sachin Tendulkar has finally won the prestigious Cricketer of The Year award at the annual ICC awards, which were held in Bangalore on Wednesday.Virender Sehwag won the Test Cricketer of The Year award, and was also named in ICC’s nominated Test Team of The Year, which is led by MS Dhoni.ICC awardee Sachin lauds KirstenICC spot: Tendulkar, VVS move upTendulkar, who also won the People’s Choice Award, decided by an online poll, is the second Indian cricketer to be ICC Cricketer of The Year after Dravid in 2004.In the past, Gautam Gambhir (2009) and Rahul Dravid (2004) have won the Test Cricketer award.The Little Master has had a prolific year, whose highpoint was his scoring the first double century — 200 not out against South Africa — in ODI history. South Africa’s talented young batsman AB de Villiers won the ODI Cricketer of The Year, a category in which Tendulkar had also been nominated.Australia’s Ricky Ponting was named captain of the ICC ODI Team of the Year which includes Tendulkar as opener and Dhoni as wicketkeeper.New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, who scored an unbeaten 116 against Australia in a T20I, has been named the T20 Player of The Year.England’s pace find Steven Finn was named the Emerging Cricketer of the Year, an award which had also been won by Irfan Pathan in 2004.Netherlands allrounder Ryan ten Doeschate  won the Associate Player of the Year award.New Zealand have won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award. Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar has won the Umpire of the Year Award for the second consecutive time.Australian all-rounder Shelley Nitschke won the Woman Cricketer of the Year.advertisementlast_img read more