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Indian economy grows by 8.8 per cent

first_img Share Indian economy grows by 8.8 per cent John Dunne whatsapp Tuesday 31 August 2010 2:40 am India’s economy grew at its fastest rate for more than two years in the last quarter, official figures have shown. GDP rose by 8.8 per cent in the three months to June compared with the same period last year.India – the world’s eleventh largest economy – is the second fastest-growing after China.Strong industrial and mining output helped boost the growth rate, India’s office said.Industrial output rose more than 12 per cent. Mining was up by almost nine per cent, while agriculture saw a 2.8 per cent rise.In July, India’s central bank said it expected annual growth for the current financial year to come in at about 8.5 per cent.But the bank has also said bringing down inflation remains a priority.The inflation rate topped 11 per cent last month and the strong performance in the economy is expected to encourage policymakers to continue raising interest rates. Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsSmartAnswers.netThis New Volkswagen SUV Is The Car Of Your Dreams.SmartAnswers.netTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.cominvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Tags: NULLlast_img read more


first_imgWednesday 1 December 2010 8:28 pm RICHARD GRAINGER | TORUS INSURANCE“Absolutely not. As a nation, we have enough problems of our own, and need to sort them out. We stayed out of the Eurozone to avoid messes like this. That seems like a good decision now, doesn’t it?”EMMA FEHRENBACH | RSA INSURANCE“I think we should consider helping with a bailout in the current climate, though, we need to look out for ourselves. We need stable trade partners.”CLAIRE THOMAS | BELL & CLEMENTS“We haven’t got the money as it is, so a bailout would be difficult. I suppose everyone is in the same boat financially as we are. Still, I wouldn’t expect other Eurozone members to help us with our troubles.” KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So CITY VIEWS: SHOULD THE UK HELP TO BAIL OUT SPAIN AND PORTUGAL? whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Can Becker pull off an upset in Seat #4?

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here  Kyle Becker withstood a record turnout of voters on March 15th that saw his opponent Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith receive 4,489 votes – the most in Apopka history. Becker survived the election by posting 3,611 votes, outdistancing the third candidate for Seat #4 Young Kim who garnered 1,464 votes. Those two first-time candidates were able to keep Arrowsmith from reaching a majority. Becker faces Arrowsmith again today and will probably need to convert a percentage of Kim’s voters in order to pull off the upset.Candidate Feature – Kyle Becker  Seat #4 challenger Kyle Becker is running against Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith today in the Seat #4 election.Kyle Becker is an action figure. He is a verb in a world full of nouns. Most politicians want to sit at a table, discuss differences, and hear their constituent’s viewpoints and dreams for the future. Becker would rather act.“We need to get past the noise and get to the root of the problem,” he said. “I want to get something done.”According to his campaign website, Becker spent the majority of the past 15 years as a senior level business analyst working primarily in the financial services industry. He works with key stakeholders for the organizations he serves to understand their business needs. He analyzes those needs and helps deliver solutions to drive growth and efficiency for that business. It is this skill set Becker achieved in this profession that he believes will make him a valuable asset on the Apopka City Commission.And his assessment of Apopka’s economic development sounds a lot like a business analyst.. And there’s just so much room for improvement. Service delivery. A better website. A better way to interact with the business community in terms of trying to drive economic development.”The idea of beating a 39-year incumbent might seem daunting to most, but Becker has slowly built a case for the upset. He points to two straight months of strong fundraising and a victory in The Apopka Voice’s City Commission poll two weeks ago. Becker received 213 votes to Arrowsmith’s“The poll shows that there is a large group in Apopka who thinks there needs to be some new ideas and fresh blood in office. And it shows Bill that it’s going to be a good competition until the end.”He also sees it on the campaign trail.At first I was apprehensive to go door-to-door, but now it’s almost therapeutic because my message is so well received. I almost never get any pushback. I think the people are really hungry for a change.”If you are going to beat a 39-year incumbent, you’re going to have to illustrate contrast. Becker does not shy away from critiquing Arrowsmith. And while he acknowledges his opponent’s“We need to get past the noise and get to the root of the problem,” he said. “I want to get something done.”experience, he questions the effectiveness of his time in office.“Experience is good on the surface, but what does that mean? I like golf. I’ve played for 20 years, but I’m not good. I won’t break 100. So I’m experienced at golf, but not effective. Experience isn’t everything.”He also differs with Arrowsmith when it comes to budget and vision.“I don’t think Bill is on board with the visioning process. When they went around the room (at The Visioning Apopka Community Consensus Meeting) and asked people to give a one-word answer to describe the visioning process, Bill’s answer was “costly”. And I think that’s the mentality that some have. We’re all taxpayers. It’s not like I’m going to get on the council and have an open checkbook and spend money all over the place. But if we don’t get past the money part of it up front, if our first conversation is always ‘how much is it going to cost’ we will never do anything.”Becker is an advocate for Apopka having an economic development team in place as long as they are proficient.“Our household median income in Apopka is $13,000 higher than the state average, yet our retail sales are only half of what Winter Garden, Sanford and Altamonte Springs bring in.  We’re missing the mark in so many ways in our city. I always want to have a mindset of things could be better.”“I think there is value in making it a part of what the city offers. I think other cities have adopted that, embraced this idea of economic committees or departments and it has served them well. What things cost is really not as important as the value of what you’re getting. So if your return is higher than what you are investing in, then there’s value in doing it. And I just don’t think Bill wants to do that.”Perhaps the biggest challenge Becker has faced in this election is separating himself from being labeled a rubber stamp for the current administration. Becker embraces the idea of alignment on the City Council, but also points out his independent thinking.“Strategically I would align with the Mayor and with Sam (Commissioner Ruth). Tactically I may not. I’m running on my own merits. There’s going to be times where I disagree and I’ll vote accordingly. Are there going to be tactical differences? Absolutely. And I want to have healthy debate. Not political debate. I think friction sharpens the point. I don’t see how it’s a negative to say there would be alignment on the council. But I think for myself. And there will be times when I vote with the majority, but I have no fear of casting a no vote.”Becker is a driven, qualified candidate who looks forward in his thinking and can focus on the task at hand. And right now, that focus is on Seat #4 of the Apopka City Commission.“I want to win this seat and I want to deliver on what I’m describing. My biggest disappointment in myself would be if I don’t accomplish the things I’m trying to accomplish as City Commissioner.” Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSKyle Becker Previous articleCan Bankson build off the momentum of March 15th?Next articleWelcome to Apopka Election Day 2.0 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Aled Brew spear tackle goes unpunished against Glasgow Warriors

first_imgFriday Sep 17, 2010 Aled Brew spear tackle goes unpunished against Glasgow Warriors Newport Gwent Dragons players Aled Brew and Scott Morgan were both cleared of any wrong doing following their tumultuous encounter with Glasgow Warriors on Sunday. Brew seemingly spear tackled DTH Van Der Merwe, but has been cleared of any wrong doing.Both Brew and forward Morgan had been cited following incidents in the game. Morgan was accused of striking an opponent, but video evidence revealed that there was nothing in it. Brew on the other hand, made this dangerous tackle yet wasnt carded, let alone penalised, at the time.Glasgow coach Sean Lineen was furious and afterwards stated that the Welsh touch judges failed to act as they should, calling for neutral assistants to be put in place. Dragons coach Paul Turner then said that they were concerned about these comments, putting further pressure on the Welsh Rugby Union disciplinary panel.The hearing took place yesterday and although Brew was found guilty of a dangerous tackle, a WRU statement said that the offence should have been dealt with by a penalty or a yellow card. That means that it was not considered a red card offence, the criterion which would have allowed the panel to slap a suspension on him.Both Morgan and Brew will be free to play this weekend, as the Dragons meet the Cardiff Blues in the Magners League.This clip, with Gaelic commentary, shows the little battle Brew and Van Der Merwe had, with a scuffle breaking out and then Van Der Merwe returning to the field after being yellow carded, only to be dumped by Brew a minute or so later. 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Gift Aid ‘inefficient and too expensive’ says Nick Hurd

first_img Howard Lake | 5 February 2010 | News Gift Aid ‘inefficient and too expensive’ says Nick Hurd AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  113 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gift Aid reform is at the top of the Conservative Party’s agenda for the voluntary sector to ease the bureaucratic burden for charities, said shadow charities minister Nick Hurd yesterday.At an Institute of Fundraising conference ‘Ready for the Recovery’, he said their approach to the sector would be based on three questions:* What are we doing to make it easier to run a charity?* What are we coing to change the cultural attitude and encourage greater giving of money and time to the sector: and* What are we doing to make it easier to do business with the state?He said that reform of the Gift Aid system, which is currently ‘inefficient and too expensive’ and only used by 46% of donors would reduce the bureaucratic burden on charities, particularly small ones. He said whenever he had spoken to the third sector minister Angela Smith he got a standard response that ‘the sector had not got its act together’.Lindsay Boswell, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising, commented that in the last 10 years, ‘this is one area where the sector has been more joined up than any other’.And dealing with the state, he said is a ‘bureaucratic nightmare’ and a ‘wholly unsatisfactory process’ and said there had been ‘too much monitoring and not enough trust’ given to not-for-profit organisations.However, he said there would need to be more transparency around what work charities do with Tagged with: Gift Aid Institute of Fundraising Law / policy 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Top 6 reasons that great projects don’t get their grants

first_img  50 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  49 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Funding Howard Lake | 12 March 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Top 6 reasons that great projects don’t get their grants Advertisement Here are some useful tips from BIG Scotland on how to secure funding from them, and to secure it as promptly as possible.They fund make small or medium size grants (mostly up to £10k, some up to £50k), but often have to delay payments to recipients because of basic errors in providing the information they require. Here are the six most common errors by would-be grants recipients. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Rally of 3,000 in NYC: Stop incarcerations & torture

first_imgWW photo: G. DunkelThe historic Riverside Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side was filled Sept. 14 with 3,000 people — many of them activists of all ages and nationalities — for a rally to end mass incarcerations and torture, to shut down Attica prison and to demand freedom of all political prisoners.The rally was timed around the 41st anniversary of the heroic Attica prisoner rebellion, which took place from Sept. 9-13 in 1971. Black, Brown and anti-racist white prisoners took guards hostage to demand an end to inhumane conditions inside the walls and much more. Then Gov. Nelson Rockefeller ordered the police and National Guard to slaughter more than 40 prisoners along with their hostages.At the time of the rebellion, there were an estimated 200,000 prisoners in the U.S. Today, that number has skyrocketed to close to 2.5 million prisoners, the most populous prison system in the world. The U.S. has 5 percent of the world’s population and 25 percent of its prison population. To go a step further, more than 7 million mainly people of color and the poor are reportedly incarcerated, on parole or on probation within the framework of the U.S. criminal in-justice system.This rally comes eight months after the transfer of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal from Pennsylvania’s death row — where he spent over 30 years — to a minimum-security prison due to the strength of a worldwide support movement. The former Black Panther and MOVE organization supporter is still fighting through the courts against a sentence of life in prison without parole. After an inspiring recorded message, Mumia was able to speak live to the rally by speakerphone, which ignited the crowd with chants of “Free Mumia!”Asha Bandele, poet, author and director of the Advocacy Grants Program at the Drug Policy Alliance, chaired the rally. She introduced the Rev. Stephen H. Phelps, a senior minister at Riverside Church, and Bernard White, a commentator with Community Progressive Radio/Metro, who both greeted the audience.Pam Africa, MOVE’s Minister of Confrontation and a leader of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, offered a powerful reminder to the crowd to continue the fight to free all political prisoners like Mumia, the MOVE 9 and Sundiata Acoli.Soffiyah Elijah, executive director of the Correctional Association of New York, spoke on why it’s important to build a campaign to shut down Attica, an institution symbolic of the unspeakable brutality that takes place throughout every U.S. prison and jail.The main part of the rally featured a discussion among panelists Angela Davis, author, professor and former political prisoner; Michelle Alexander, civil rights attorney and author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”; and Joseph “Jazz” Hayden, founding member of the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, who is now on trial for trumped-up charges related to his anti-stop-and-frisk activities in Harlem.Also on the panel were Marc Lamont Hill, a professor at Columbia University and co-author with Mumia of “The Classroom and the Cell”; and Cornel West, activist, author of “Race Matters” and Princeton University professor. Suzanne Ross, also representing ICFFMAJ, moderated the panel, which connected the issue of mass incarceration to the broader issues of global capitalism, education, mental health, racism, transphobia, sexism and activism.Hill raised the case of CeCe McDonald, a Black transwoman falsely imprisoned for defending herself against a racist, anti-trans attack. McDonald’s supporters continue to struggle both to have her moved out of a men’s prison and to free her as soon as possible. To view the panel discussion, go to of the 50 or more groups that endorsed the Riverside Church rally have joined the Sept. 14 End Mass Incarceration/Close Attica Coalition, which will present petitions to shut down Attica to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office during a noontime protest on Sept. 26. For more information, go to thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Trims Red Meat Production Numbers

first_img SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 11, 2018 Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Trims Red Meat Production Numbers USDA slightly reduced its projections for red meat and poultry production in 2018. The forecast is slightly lower than last month, primarily due to a drop in beef production, which will more than offset increased pork and turkey production. The latest World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates Report says broiler production remains unchanged. USDA sees lower cattle slaughter and weights, which will be offset by somewhat higher fed beef production and higher non-fed beef production in the first half of 2018. Pork production is lowered through the first half of the year because of a slower slaughter pace. However, production in the second half of 2018 is expected to increase thanks to higher expected carcass weights.Beef imports are forecast to be higher in 2018, thanks to robust early-year demand. No change is forecast for beef exports. The pork import forecast looks higher because of expected demand strength, while pork exports are also forecasted higher than they were last month. Broiler exports remain unchanged, with the exception of turkey, which is forecast to drop slightly in certain key export markets because of weaker demand. The Quarterly Hog and Pig Report on March 29 will give a clearer picture of farrowing intentions over the next two quarters of 2018. Facebook Twitter USDA Trims Red Meat Production Numbers SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleCommentary: The Shot Heard Around the WorldNext articleStudy Shows Capping RIN Prices Detrimental to Biofuels Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Philippine government tries to shut down leading broadcaster

first_img Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa to go further The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has launched an online petition for the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise and a campaign on social media with the hashtag #NoToABSCBNShutdown In a press release on 30 January, exactly two months before the franchise’s expiry, RSF listed the many threats that President Duterte has made against ABS-CBN, including advising the network’s owners on 30 December to “just sell.” The Philippines is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Media independence Economic pressureJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago News News February 11, 2020 Philippine government tries to shut down leading broadcaster This latest act of constitutional outrage by the executive has come just weeks before the network’s 25-year franchise, which was issued by parliament, is due to expire on 30 March. In the Philippines, the solicitor general is the equivalent of an attorney general attached to the department of justice. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Philippine judiciary to respect the press freedom enshrined in the country’s constitution after solicitor general Jose Calida yesterday asked the supreme court to revoke the franchise of the biggest Philippine radio and TV network, ABS-CBN, because of alleged “abusive practices.” Organisation Follow the news on Philippines In a statement, Calida denied that the complaint he had filed with the supreme court was politically motivated. But he was one of Rodrigo Duterte’s election campaign managers, and Duterte, as president, has repeatedly said ABS-CBN should be stripped of its franchise.center_img News “We urge the supreme court’s judges to reject this crude request and we call on members of parliament to immediately renew the ABS-CBN franchise in a spirit of respect for the separation of powers and freedom of the press, as required by the Philippines’ 1987 constitution.” May 3, 2021 Find out more February 16, 2021 Find out more Incompetence or fabrication A human rights advocate holds up a mask featuring Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte during a march to mark International Human Rights Day in Manila on December 10, 2019. Through several complicit institutions, Duterte has waged a war on ABS-CBN because of the network’s critical coverage (photo: Maria TAN / AFP). PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Media independence Economic pressureJudicial harassment June 1, 2021 Find out more News “Either Jose Calida told the truth, in which case he has revealed his profound incompetence, because he has been in office since June 2016 and has had plenty of time to deal with ‘abusive practices,’ or he told a lie, and his claim is a complete political fabrication,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. The aim of the complaint, Calida said, was “to put an end to what we discovered to be highly abusive practices of ABS-CBN.” These practices, he claimed, had “gone unnoticed or were disregarded for years.” Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped RSF_en Receive email alertslast_img read more

Registration for La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Fall Parent Education Classes Opens May 10th

first_img Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News LCPC Parent Education Staff – Front Row: Fiama Traxler, Jan Roberts, Paige Dunbar, Anne Bierling (Director), Nanette Brown, Amanda Baughman. Back Row: Sloan Walsh, Tracy Tobias, Jana VanDyck, Heather Ehrhart, Jina Khachik, Nicole Ravana. Registration for La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Fall Program begins May 10th! Entering its 39th year, Parent Ed offers 14 classes for parents of children 0-18 that provide education, friendship, and sustenance. Classes meet weekly September through May and attract approximately 400 participants from 22 different cities. Classes fill up fast, so don’t wait to register!Parents of newborns through age five attend joint Parent-and-Child Classes where both children and adults form lasting friendships as well as receive valuable education from seasoned educators. Parents with school-aged children attend Parent-Only Sessions to talk over the extra set of challenges that accompany raising elementary, tween and teen children.New Babies, Babies, and Older Babies classes focus on the first year challenges of eating, sleeping and changing family dynamics– while Toddler and Two-Year Old classes add discussions on discipline, potty training and nurturing the whole child. The Family Class allows the parent to bring all children ages 0-5 five—and discusses raising young children as well as creating calm in a multi-child family. Parenting 3-4 Year Olds focuses on kindergarten prep, nurturing the whole child, and developing self-regulation.Parents of Elementary Kids covers the latest in brain research and how it relates to children’s development, learning, behavior and relationships. Tweeners class features large and small group discussion relating to pre-adolescent issues such as peer relationships, family communication, puberty and school adjustments. Parenting High Schoolers makes for a compelling class on adolescent identity, family communication, dating, driving, college preparation and learning to “let go.”Summer Family Class begins May 24 or 25th for parents and children ages 0-5. Some spaces are still available—register ASAP!Please go to for class listings, staff bios, and online registration. Scholarships and payment plans are available online. Affordable childcare is offered during all class times. La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Canada. Subscribe 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 Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Faith & Youth Registration for La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Fall Parent Education Classes Opens May 10th Article and Photo courtesy of LA CANADA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Published on Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 8:15 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more