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Cricket Business : With these 5 measures England Cricket Board will…

first_img Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket Cricket Cricket 6 test matches on 2 grounds, daily temperature checks for the players, regular Covid19 tests, these will be some of the measures employed by the England Cricket Board in order to save it’s already severely impacted summer from Covid19 menace. According to a report in the Guardian, England’s Test stars reportedly face strict bio-secure measures as part of ambitious plans to ensure their summer series’ against West Indies and Pakistan are staged.England had their first briefing on Tuesday about the bio-security measures set to be in place this summer amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Steve Elworthy, the ECB’s head of events is looking after the entire plan and according to the report – 5 measures will be main focus ECB’S plans to stage international involving series against the West Indies and Pakistan from 8th July.Also Read: Cricket Business: ECB CEO declares impact of Covid19 can be as big as 3500… Cricket Football Latest Sports News Facebook Twitter Previous articleUFC 249 Live : Sony Pictures Network to broadcast the UFC return LIVENext articleCricket Business : BCCI funding for Delhi Cricket stopped, annual subsidy for other states processed Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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The much hyped event of this summer, The Hundred has already been postponed for 2021. The county season is almost lost this season. The English counties are reeling under the heat of Covid19 and over and above ECB is under pressure in regard to its new Media Rights Deal. ECB had signed historic five year deal with Sky and public-service broadcaster BBC starting from this year. According to the deal ECB has been guaranteed £1.1-billion over five years. The deal covers the broadcasting rights in the territory for 5 season for all home matches of England Cricket team, domestic cricket and the Hundred event. Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket Business : With these 5 measures England Cricket Board will attempt to save its summer PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow…last_img read more

Beta Glass Company ( 2006 Annual Report

first_imgBeta Glass Company ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Beta Glass Company ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Beta Glass Company ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Beta Glass Company (  2006 annual report.Company ProfileBeta Glass Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells glassware for the local market in Nigeria and for international export. The company supplies glass bottles and containers to the soft drinks, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors in Nigeria as well as exports to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritius, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Beta Glass Company has manufacturing plants in Agbara Ogun state and in Ughelli Delta state. The company is a subsidiary of Frigoglass Industries Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Beta Glass Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Telekom Networks Malawi Plc (TNM) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgTelekom Networks Malawi Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Telekom Networks Malawi Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Telekom Networks Malawi Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTelekom Networks Malawi Limited is the major provider of telecommunication services in Malawi; offering a range of products that include post- and pre-paid airtime, interconnections, international incoming and roaming, handsets, equipment and accessories. Additional products and services include smart data packages, a mobile money wallet called Mpamba, Yanga Internet bundles; as well as voice services which include caller tune, call conference and mobile directory services. Value-added services include Me2U which allows customers to share airtime, Pasavute airtime services, and multimedia messaging services. Innovations include the introduction of 3.5g broadband services and high-speed wireless Internet access, voice and data connectivity, and video and music streaming. Telekom Networks Malawi Limited was the first mobile network operator in Malawi and was established as a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and the then government-owned Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL). Telekom Malaysia sold its 60% majority stake in TNM and the telecommunication enterprise is now a wholly-owned Malawi company. Telekom Networks Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

England fall to lowest ever position in World Rugby’s rankings

first_img Defeat to Australia at the Rugby World Cup sees England drop to eighth place in the latest World Rugby rankings, their joint lowest position ever.The hosts slip below Argentina, who moved up after thrashing Tonga on Sunday, while Australia, South Africa and France all moved up a place into second, fourth and sixth respectively. England last occupied eighth position back in 2009.Samoa were the other big fallers, dropping to 15th – also their lowest ever ranking – after defeat to Japan on Saturday afternoon.With a ranking of 79.77, England sit a full ten points behind Saturday’s opponents Australia and just over two points ahead of Six Nations rivals Scotland, who occupy ninth place. Japan, Italy, Tonga and Georgia all move up one place, with the Brave Blossoms sitting just shy of the world’s top ten.World Rugby rankings1. New Zealand2. Australia3. Wales4. South Africa5. Ireland6. France7. Argentina8. England9. Scotland10. Fiji11. Japan12. Tonga13. Italy14. Georgia15. Samoa16. USA17. Romania18. Canada19. Uruguay20. Namibia Chris Robshaw and Stuart Lancaster after England’s defeat to Australia England fall to eighth place in the World Rugby rankings – their joint lowest ever position – after defeat to Australia on Saturdaycenter_img England’s final opponents in their home World Cup sit 11 places below them in the rankings. Uruguay’s team of mostly amateur players sit in 19th, one place and less than half a point above the tournament’s lowest ranked side, Namibia. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

A Christ-less Christmas?

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSApopka Christian Ministerial AllianceChristmasPastor Doug Bankson Previous articleEarly morning shooting in South Apopka ends in fatalityNext articleA Christmas Twig Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter InspirationBy Pastor Doug BanksonOn Christmas Eve-Eve, (Dec 23rd, or as I like to call it “Christmas Adam” since Adam came before Eve) we had an unusual occurrence. A grinch of sorts decided they might try to ruin our Christmas: our baby Jesus was stolen from our front yard.Now I don’t know if it was a group of kids or even a disgruntled atheist, but mind you, being a pastor I would love nothing more than to introduce people to Jesus. However, I don’t think the perpetrator had receiving Him as Lord in mind. Of course I went out immediately and bought a 7ft blow up manger scene to replace it. You see, for us, it’s the message that we want to share with all; that Jesus is the reason for the season!There are many traditions surrounding Christmas, but the real point is to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Some question whether we should celebrate Christmas at all, or use certain symbols such as a Christmas tree, pointing to the origins of certain pagan practices. To the Christian, the evergreen represents eternal life found only in Jesus. The lights represent His children surrounding Him as He is the Father of lights. The gifts represent God’s gift to us in His Son and all of His many gifts of salvation, grace, gifts of the Spirit, and so much more! The wise men brought gifts from afar to bless and honor Him as well.In fact, God’s first designation of the tree was the planting of the tree of eternal life in the middle of the garden of Eden. Sadly, the first couple instead chose another tree and perverted its purpose as they ate the forbidden fruit, thus separating them from God. But God had a plan to redeem mankind from our sins, and in the fullness of time on that first Christmas morning gave us the greatest gift of all!But it doesn’t stop there, because Jesus came to pay for all of our sins. Once more God chose to use a tree, for it was on the tree of Calvary that the price for sin was paid for all who will receive His free gift of salvation.He started with the tree of life in the garden and finished it at Calvary!Christmas is a wonderful commemoration of the Messiah’s birth and the exclamation of the angels as they announced the arrival of the focal point of all history! They declared on that first Christmas morning, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men” as they praised the newborn King.You see, you may try to steal a baby Jesus from a manger scene, but you can’t take Christ from Christmas! He lives in the heart of everyone who has prepared him room. And the gift of his love, salvation, and forgiveness is still extended to all who will make room for Him. The real manger is after all, your heart.Doug Bankson is the Senior Pastor at Victory Church World Outreach Center in Apopka, Board Member of The Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance and an Apopka City Commissioner. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

1609 RENM House / CAS architecten

first_img 2018 “COPY” Pieter-Jan Leenknecht Spain 1609 RENM House / CAS architecten 1609 RENM House / CAS architectenSave this projectSave1609 RENM House / CAS architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: CAS architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: Houses Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde+ 39Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projectscenter_img Year:  “COPY” Photographs:  Tim Van de Velde Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs CopyHouses•Ibiza, Spain Manufacturers: Agape, Flos, Metalfire, Miele, Tekna, CEA Design, CJC systems, Knoll, LIGNET ROSET ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Design Team:CAS architectsEngineering:Studiebureau TECCLEMCity:IbizaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. An instant holiday feeling with the relaxed sphere of Ibiza. They say: A word is enough to the wise but the client of this villa is still amazed at how well Cas Architects could realize her wish in a design, surpassing her wildest expectations. After one and a half year, we still have that holiday feeling in our house.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeOn the lot stood a very old and dilapidated house but it was the ideal location: a lot of ground, secluded, amidst the fields and in the vicinity of the centre of their social life. The client wanted a timeless house of which the outside was less important than the sphere they wanted to create inside. They absolutely wanted to be able to live inside as well as outside. Also important to them was a big covered terrace because either it rains in Belgium or you sit in bright sun and they don’t like either of them. And living with growing adolescents, they wanted a separate part for the children.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeA good design provides a compact and practical house that settles well in the environment. The result was a Z-shaped design that makes good use of the sloping terrain. The architecture is austere and combines architectural concrete with Afromosia wood. The design also took into account the stage of life of the inhabitants and their leisure activity.  There is a perfect division at which the children both have their own room/bathroom on one side of the house, even underground. The same applies to the parents. The client, a passionate triathlete, has his own fitness room with shower in the cellar, directly leading to the swimming pool in the garden via stairs. The allowed 1000 cubic metre of space is used optimally. Not a single square centimetre is lost in this basement house, thanks to many built-in closets. The design responds completely to the way they lead their daily life, every space is used every day. Moreover, the house is very practical and easy to maintain.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeSave this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThe natural Pietra di Medici stone floor, the wooden furniture made to measure in blond walnut and the plaster look in nude tint, with which walls, ceilings and even doors and cupboards are covered, create a warm and natural sphere, while other eyecatchers such as the vintage leather sofa, a Moroccan carpet and a classical Knoll kitchen table provide a personal touch. The construction of the house and especially the openwork back facade, complete the picture. The big overhang makes the covered terrace a full-fledged outdoor room and lets inside and outside blend seamlessly.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeSave this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeFrom the moment you enter the house, you can feel the pleasant atmosphere and once you have passed the income hall, you are, as it were, drawn to the outside again. “Here, the covered terrace does exactly what I envisioned. By its size, the clients can carefree leave their furniture outside winter and summer. From the very first sunny days in February they can sit outside, even though they need a blanket then. With sliding windows in most spaces, they can feel the environment inside and with the curtains flowing out, Ibiza is never far away. Of course they don’t always have a view on the water, but the rolling landscape is a delight to the eye. From everywhere in the house they get a glimpse of the unspoiled nature and that is a sight that is never boring.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeProject gallerySee allShow lessThom Mayne: SculpturalDrawingsArchitecture BooksForesight 2020: Architecture Exchange EastConference Share CopyAbout this officeCAS architectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIbizaOn FacebookSpainPublished on September 22, 2020Cite: “1609 RENM House / CAS architecten” 22 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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On the picket line

first_imgUnions organize online news media’s workers“Digital media is growing up, and it’s time our digital reporters received the same benefits and protections as their print media colleagues,” said NewsGuild-Communications Workers President Bernard Lunzer on July 29. U.S. writers and staff for the British online news publication The Guardian voted unanimously that day to unionize with the News Media Guild. (, July 29)The announcement followed another successful union drive at online media group Gawker, whose editorial staff voted overwhelmingly June 4 to join the Writers Guild of America, East. Since then, editorial staffs at two more online publications, Salon and Vice, won WGA union representation on Aug. 1 and 7, respectively. (, Aug. 1 and 7)Phony police ‘union’ exposes its true class roleAnybody still unsure of what separates police “unions” from bona fide labor unions need only look as far as a recent announcement made by the Columbia Police Officers Association, the collective bargaining unit representing officers in Columbia, Mo., some 100 miles west of Ferguson. In a post on its Facebook page, the police organization declared Aug. 10 “Darren Wilson Day” in honor of the racist cop who murdered Mike Brown on that day in 2014. (, Aug. 10)Compare this with such bold acts of class solidarity as the International Longshore Workers Union’s May 1 port shutdown to demand an end to racist police terror. (WW, May 4) Or the endorsement and $1,000 donation made by the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, United Steelworkers Local 8751 to #BlackLivesMatter Boston. (WW, Feb. 2) Or the July 25 resolution passed by the University of California Student Workers Union, United Auto Workers Local 2865, calling on the AFL-CIO to end its affiliation with police “unions” which only serve “the needs of colonialism, racism and capitalism.” (WW, Aug. 7)When real labor unions like these organize and fight back, they make life better for people both in and outside the workplace. When police organize around their interests, what results is invariably racist, anti-worker depravity that knows no limits.Northeast Verizon workers continue fight for fair contractFrom Maine to Virginia, about 40,000 Verizon workers, represented by the Communication Workers and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, have been working without a contract since theirs expired Aug. 1. But they’re conducting picket lines, rallies and marches to protest the cutback contract the giant telecom company, which makes $1 billion a month in profits, is demanding. “Verigreedy” wants to slash job and retirement security while hiking health care costs by the thousands. “Our members are angry; we took major concessions in 2012 and that’s why [Verizon’s] doing so well now,” CWA Local 2108 President Marilyn Irwin said at a picket outside a Verizon facility in Silver Spring, Md., on Aug. 13. “We feel cheated. And now they want us to pay even more and we say ‘Hell no’.”The workers are also conducting at-work actions, including wearing camouflage on Militant Mondays, red on Thursdays and black on Fridays. Irwin explained: “We cannot just go to work and act like it’s business as usual; it’s not business as usual. And if we act as though it’s business as usual, we’ll just get these concessions shoved down our throats.” (Union City, Aug. 16)Nat’l Writers Union calls for treatment for, release of Mumia Abu-JamalMumia Abu-JamalAt the national meeting of its Delegate Assembly on Aug. 9, the National Writers Union, United Auto Workers Local 1981, unanimously passed a resolution by acclamation to “Save the Life of Mumia Abu-Jamal from ‘Medical Neglect’.” Abu-Jamal has been an honorary member of the NWU since 1995, when he was facing the death penalty in Pennsylvania. The resolution calls for his release from prison “so he can get the treatment he is entitled to.” The NWU also passed other progressive resolutions, including support for the GM workers with disabilities in Colombia, with a $250 donation, and one from the Civil Rights Committee that included, among many anti-racist planks, solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. At noon that day, the Delegate Assembly was silent for four-and-a-half minutes in memory and honor of Michael Brown, who was murdered in Ferguson, Mo., a year ago, accelerating the national Black Lives Matter movement.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mixed signals on Cuba: U.S. eases restrictions but levies fines

first_imgThe U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments on Jan. 27 jointly issued revisions that would further ease trade and travel restrictions imposed on Cuba. However, just a week earlier, the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) had announced the first fine this year for violation of the U.S. blockade of Cuba.So, as of Jan. 27, Cuba can officially buy some materials — although not agricultural commodities expressly prohibited by law — from the U.S. on credit. But what bank will risk advancing money if the regulatory arm of the blockade continues to mete out fines for trade with Cuba?Just since Dec. 17, 2014, when a new U.S. policy toward Cuba was first announced, Washington has fined about six U.S. and foreign entities an accumulated value of $2.8 billion for doing business with Cuba. Going back further, to the beginning of the Obama administration in 2009, there have been 47 fines levied for violations of regulations against Cuba and other countries, with an accumulated value of $14.3 billion. (Prensa Latina, Jan. 29)The first fine levied this year provides a striking example of the detailed extraterritorial reach of the U.S. economic war against Cuba. It’s a $140,400 fine assessed on $284,515 worth of architectural and design work performed in 2009-2010 for a Qatari company by a British subsidiary of the U.S.-based WATG Holdings Inc. of Irvine, Calif.For a company that OFAC characterized as “a relatively large and sophisticated multinational architectural design company,” this was a small project involving a Qatari company’s hotel contract, but one “in which Cuba or its nationals had an interest.” In the view of OFAC, ”the apparent violations caused significant harm to the Cuba sanctions program objectives because WATG-UK provided … architecture and design services in support of Cuba’s tourism industry.”Perhaps more important to OFAC than the fine is the international self-monitoring put into place at WATG, to insure future compliance with U.S. unilateral economic sanctions.For the first time, though, the new regulations allow approval of exports to Cuban state-owned enterprises, agencies and organizations that provide goods and services to the Cuban people. However, this relaxation of restrictions explicitly excludes tourism — emphasized by the Qatari hotel fine — as well as mining and other extraction considered to be revenue generators.The U.S. blockade of Cuba, a web of laws and regulations woven over more than 50 years, has failed in its objective of starving the Cuban people into a revolt against the socialist revolution. But every strand that unwinds seems to also encounter another knot. Now there will be U.S. “wink-wink-nod-nod” tourism, along with simultaneous attempts to choke hotel construction.What Obama can and cannot doPresident Obama is barred from making changes in four areas. He cannot 1) allow U.S. subsidiaries in third countries to trade with Cuba, which would violate the Torricelli Act; 2) allow travel to Cuba for tourism, barred by the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000; 3) lift the requirement for Cuba to pay in cash and in advance for U.S. agricultural products stipulated by the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000, and 4) lift the ban on transactions with nationalized U.S. properties, set by the Helms-Burton Act.However, Obama can exercise his authority in the following areas: 1) authorize the use of the dollar in international transactions; 2) permit Cuba to import from third countries products with more than 10 percent U.S. components; 3) allow Cuban entities to open correspondent accounts in U.S. banks; 4) end the policy of financial persecution against Cuba; 5) not impede the granting of credits or other financial facilities; 6) allow imports of Cuba’s exportable products or services; 7) authorize Cuban planes and boats to carry passengers, cargo and mail between the two countries; 8) authorize direct exports of U.S. products to Cuba; 9) authorize companies to invest in Cuba (international firms have submitted more than 400 proposals for investment in the Mariel Economic Zone); 10) remove the limit on Cuban products that can be imported by U.S. visitors to Cuba; 11) authorize U.S. citizens to receive medical treatment in Cuba; and 12) allow the distribution of credits, loans and financing for the acquisition of products in the U.S. market. Although it seems the new regulations allow this last point, without authorizing Cuba to use the dollar in international trade, the actual implementation is questionable due to the risk of OFAC fines and record keeping.With the increased flow of open travel to Cuba advertised and reported in the corporate media, on Facebook and throughout social media, there is an illusion of normalcy. It hides the fact that the U.S. blockade by the economic giant just 90 miles to the north is still in place.The only place in the world that U.S. residents cannot freely travel to is still Cuba. All travelers departing on charter flights or returning from Cuba through Mexico or Canada are required to state what license category they claim authorizes their travel. Proposed legislation in the House and the Senate — HR 664 and S299 — could finally end these restrictions, but demands must be made for that to happen. Travel challengers with the Venceremos Brigade and Pastors for Peace have fought for these rights over decades.The Cuban authorities say that to completely normalize relations with the U.S., Washington should lift the economic blockade, return the territory now illegally occupied by the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay, stop illegal radio and TV transmissions to the island, and suspend actions intended to subvert internal order in the Caribbean nation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Tibetan TV news presenter arrested in eastern Tibet

first_img Reporters Without Borders is deeply worried about Tibetan TV presenter Washu Rangjong’s arrest by Chinese military police officers at his home in the east Tibetan district of Sertha, on 11 September. RSF_en Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on China News ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures September 18, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tibetan TV news presenter arrested in eastern Tibet April 27, 2021 Find out more News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders is deeply worried about Tibetan TV presenter Washu Rangjong’s arrest by Chinese military police officers at his home in the east Tibetan district of Sertha, on 11 September. Rangjong is also a singer and the author of two books on Tibetan culture.”The Chinese authorities must explain why this journalist and defender of Tibetan culture has been arrested,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The case highlights the climate of fear prevailing in the Tibetan regions, where many people have been arrested arbitrarily since the events in March.”Rangjong has presented news in Tibetan for local television for the past four years at least. Born in 1983 and the father of four children, he taught Tibetan before becoming a journalist.Tsultrim Woeser, a monk, told Reporters Without Borders that the Rangjong family has not been informed of the reason for his arrest.Tibetan singer and TV presenter Jamyang Kyi was arrested at her office at state-owned Qinghai Television in Xining, in the western province of Qinghai, in April and was released a month later after paying bail.last_img read more

Bethel Church Announces Back to School Giveaway Set for August 9th

first_img Business News Pasadena’s Bethel Missionary Church is giving away some 200 backpacks stuffed with school supplies during its annual Back-to-School Giveaway on August 9th, assisted by benevolent church members and other donors.Pastor John McCall of the local Bethel Church said the giveaways continue to grow in number from the time they started with 50 backpacks in 2013.“Each year, we’re trying to make it bigger and make it better. We’re hoping one of these years, we’ll try to turn it into a real carnival, make sure the kids are having lots of fun, food and games, and stuffed backpacks,” McCall said.McCall says they have been attracting more sponsors who are willing to help get more kids back to school ready to take on the school year’s challenges, and their members are getting more enthusiastic every year.“Our goal is to expand it and we’re just trying to show the neighborhood that we are a caring church.”The Annual Back-to-School Giveaway is a yearly activity for all Bethel Missionary Churches nationwide and features the free backpacks stuffed with school supplies plus other innovations depending on the location.Pastor McCall says the church continues to entertain inquiries from people interested to help in the annual back-to-school giveaway.“Just call the office and tell us what role they want to play. If they want to give away food and stuff, we’ll be more than happy to add them.”The Bethel Church Pasadena is located at 1972 North Fair Oaks Avenue, and their phone number is (626) 794-3136. First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Subscribe Make a comment Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Faith & Religion News Bethel Church Announces Back to School Giveaway Set for August 9th From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | 12:00 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News last_img read more