first_img Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Uncategorized Planet Fitness Flexes to Fight Bullying and Encourages Everyone to Spread Kindness Join Planet Fitness from Nov. 9 through Nov. 16 for only $10 down, and 100% of enrollment fees nationwide will be donated to the brand’s Judgement Free Generation™ Partners – Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying™ From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, November 14, 2016 | 12:19 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Mario Lopez, EXTRA host, a Boys & Girls Club alumnus and STOMP Out Bullying Global Ambassador, helps Planet Fitness bring its judgement free philosophy into a deserving community, by unveiling a brand new “Mini Judgement Free Zone” gym within the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena as part of the brand’s Judgement Free Generation initiative aimed at spreading kindness and ending bullying on November 7, 2016 in Pasadena. Since the introduction of The Judgement Free Generation, anti-bullying tools and resources created by STOMP Out Bullying have been made available to the more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, and trainings have been held for Boys & Girls Clubs’ staff to create positive, judgement free environments that will help kids thrive. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Planet Fitness)Planet Fitness unveils a brand new mini Planet Fitness within the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena on November 7, 2016 in Pasadena. The new mini Judgement Free Zone in the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena is the second of its kind in the country. Featuring the same motivational and inspirational messages on the walls and the brand’s signature purple and yellow colors and branded equipment, the fitness room mirrors Planet Fitness clubs throughout the U.S. Local California Planet Fitness franchisees supported the renovation by donating equipment, and the Company’s staff helped transform the room from a storage closet to a bright workout space. This is part of Planet Fitness’ and its franchisees’ plan to provide safe and welcoming workout environments to local Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Planet Fitness)As a company committed to eliminating judgement and intimidation while promoting kindness and acceptance, Planet Fitness is launching a special promotion to continue its fight against bullying – the #1 concern for parents today*.From November 9 through November 16, Planet Fitness is inviting everyone to join for only a $10 enrollment fee for both the $10 and $19.99 monthly memberships, and the company and its franchisees will donate 100% of the enrollment fees to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying™ to benefit its philanthropic initiative, The Judgement Free Generation™. Each $10 donation will support The Judgement Free Generation’s mission of combatting the judgement and bullying faced by teens through funding programming, training and resources.Planet Fitness has been a proud champion of encouraging people to be “judgement free,” inviting members to come work out as they are, without fear of being criticized or judged. With more than 1,200 locations nationwide, each location’s walls provide inspirational messages of encouragement such as “You Belong” and “No Critics.”Planet Fitness launched The Judgement Free Generation™ in March 2016 with an initial $1.3M commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying™ to fund pro-kindness and anti-bullying programs nationwide. Since the program’s introduction, anti-bullying tools and resources created by STOMP Out Bullying™ have been made available to the more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, and trainings have been held for Boys & Girls Clubs’ staff to create positive, judgement free environments that will help kids thrive.According to Chris Rondeau, Planet Fitness’ Chief Executive Officer, “Making people feel accepted and respected is something we have always proudly stood behind. With 1 in 4 kids reporting being bullied today** we are truly approaching an epidemic, which is why we have joined this movement to take a stand against bullying and focus on promoting kindness and inclusion. Through the collective work with our two non-profit partners Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying™, we have the opportunity to positively impact so many of our nation’s kids and teens, and this eight-day national sale is just one of the many ways we’re going to continue our support for this cause.”Additionally, to bring its judgement free philosophy into another deserving community, Planet Fitness along with EXTRA host Mario Lopez will unveil a brand new mini Planet Fitness within the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena, CA. Mario Lopez, who is a Boys & Girls Club alumnus and STOMP Out Bullying™ Global Ambassador, helped Planet Fitness finish the renovation and reveal the new fitness facility to the Boys & Girls Club kids and teens.The new mini Judgement Free Zone® in the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena is the second of its kind in the country. Featuring the same motivational and inspirational messages on the walls and the brand’s signature purple and yellow colors and branded equipment, the fitness room mirrors Planet Fitness clubs throughout the U.S. Local California Planet Fitness franchisees supported the renovation by donating equipment, and the Company’s staff helped transform the room from a storage closet to a bright workout space. The first mini fitness facility was built in the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, NH in September, and is part of Planet Fitness’ and its franchisees’ plan to provide safe and welcoming workout environments to local Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country.“Our young people face many barriers to leading a life of positive health and wellness, including social challenges like bullying,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Our partnership with Planet Fitness, and the creation of Judgement Free Zones in select Clubs around the country provide critical resources, putting our kids and teens on the path to a great future.”Ross Ellis, founder and CEO of STOMP Out Bullying™ said, “We are deeply grateful to Planet Fitness for their generosity and for their commitment to sharing our vision of kindness, empathy and no judgment. It is my hope that other companies will follow suit, thereby creating a world of kindness for all youths.”To watch Mario Lopez unveil the new mini Judgement Free Zone at the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena, tune in to EXTRA on Thursday, November 10. Check local listings.About Planet FitnessFounded in 1992 in Dover, N.H., Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of September 30, 2016, Planet Fitness had more than 8.6 million members and more than 1,200 stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Dominican Republic. The Company’s mission is to enhance people’s lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 90% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women. Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaFor more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,200 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.About STOMP Out Bullying™STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying organization in the country. It focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. Learn more at, Facebook and Twitter. 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first_imgA bogus Immigration Adviser from Birmingham who after taking thousands from unsuspecting members of the Pakistani community had his victims intimidated, has been sentenced to 27 months imprisonment.Safhir Majid, formerly a mortgage advisor, from Cradley Heath, was recently sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to a total of 27 months imprisonment plus a victim surcharge. Mr Majid is to serve half the sentence in custody and half on licence.His partner, Shahid Ahmed Bhatti, a former businessman, of Great Barr, was given a 16 month sentence suspended for 24 months plus a victim surcharge.Mr Majid, 38, and Mr Bhatti, 39, founded Empire Legal Solutions Ltd in Walsall, West Midlands, where they pretended to be qualified immigration advisers with Mr Majid posing as a fake solicitor. They then took monies from unsuspecting members of the public by providing poor advice; in one case £4,500 from a client.Mr Majid pleaded guilty to five counts of providing unqualified immigration advice and services and one count of fraud by false representation.Mr Bhatti pleaded guilty to one count of providing unqualified immigration advice and one count of fraud by false representation.His Honour Judge Mayo said to Mr Majid, “You posed as a lawyer, you knew you were not qualified” and to Mr Bhatti, “Your role was lesser but when required you were able to offer enforcement”.He went on to say concerning one particular case, “You bungled one application and as a result of your incompetence she faces removal from the UK. You threatened her husband and this is despicable behaviour, you threatened again in the case of other victims.“Offences of this type prey on vulnerable people. Immigration relies on people being properly represented, you were incompetent and greedy. You have made a good deal of money from these frauds”.Commenting on about the decision, Deputy Immigration Services Commissioner Dr Ian Leigh, said: “Safhir Majid and Shahid Ahmed Bhatti set up a criminal enterprise to provide immigration advice when they were not qualified or competent to do so.“The degree of culpability is high, as is the harm they have caused. They owe a considerable amount of money to individuals, may have caused harm to unknown others and have undermined the immigration system.“These are extremely serious offences. I am delighted with the outcome in this case.”Notes to the Editor For further information contact Cornelius Alexander, Corporate Communications Officer, at the OISC on 0207 211 1617. The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), who took out the prosecution, is an independent public body, established under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, to regulate the provision of immigration advice and services in the UK.last_img read more

first_imgBen Boppeler, 57 years old, passed away peacefully Friday, May 22 surrounded by family. Formerly of Xenia, OH, Ben met his wife, Anita (Wesseler) of 33 years, in Cincinnati after being introduced by his sister. They enjoyed life and meeting new people in several different states including Florida, Ohio and Indiana and most recently moved from their home of 14 years in New Paris, OH to St. Peters, IN. Ben spent much of his life as a tree climber and truck driver. Given his tree climbing occupation, Ben was drawn to collecting Stihl chainsaws. Anita enjoyed travelling with Ben in his truck and their son, Steven, also remembers loving those days. Ben had a kind heart and loved animals, especially dogs. He was lovingly coined the failed foster dad because he couldn’t let the dogs go and at one time was the foster dad of 10 dogs. He was an avid couponer and loved to share his savings with his daughter, Tasha. Not many know of his dream to one day climb aboard the Star Trek Enterprise. Ben & Anita’s bed was located directly under a skylight and looking at the night sky through this window fostered his enthusiasm for outer space.Ben will be greatly missed by his wife Anita and children April (Jay Hayslip) Morris of Xenia, OH, Tasha (Glen Sr.) Sailor of Midway, AR, and Steven (Brittany Shadday) Boppeler of Oldenburg, IN; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his siblings Joe Stern, Tim Stern, Tammy Edgerton, Bridget Stern, and Pam Stern. Ben is preceded in death by his parents Marie Chenoweth & Charlie Boppeler and sister Laurie Bell.A private celebration of life will be held in Ben’s honor. Memorials can be made to Preble County Humane Society at 951 S. Barron St. Eaton, OH 45320 or the American Cancer Society at PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK.  To offer condolences online, please visit read more

first_img Clitheroe’s Chris Stokes and Sophie Lamb won the 2012 Northern Foursomes at Hesketh when they beat Formby Ladies’ Fiona Anderson and Susan Mo by 3/1 in the final. Chris is the Clitheroe club president and the current Lancashire veterans’ champion, while 14-year-old Sophie trains with England Golf’s North Birdies Squad and represents the Lancashire B and junior teams. They are both taught by Clitheroe’s Jane Forrest  – a former England coach – but this was the first time they had paired up together. The event was notable for very cold weather, strong gusts of winds and squally showers. Chris and Sophie had two hand warmers in each glove – and Catherine Roberts of Pleasington hit a superb five wood for her first hole in one in competition, when she would usually have taken a five iron. Semi-final results: Fiona Anderson & Susan Mo (Forrmby Ladies’) beat Anita McGill & Kate Fitzgerald (Formby Ladies’) 1 up Chris Stokes & Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) beat Barbara Jamieson and Sara Spencer (Heswall) 4/3 Final Stokes & Lamb beat Anderson & Mo 3/1 25 Apr 2012 Clitheroe pair win Northern Foursomes last_img read more

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Hume Brewers took advantage of a short-staffed Our Glass squad to cruise to a 33-6 victory Sunday in West Kootenay Flag Football League action at the Mount Sentinel Field. The game was only contest schedule in the WKMFFL.Leading 7-0 at halftime, the Brewers offence began to wear down the Our Glass defenders. Our Glass played the entire contest one player short.Hume quarterback Steven Doyle had a field day with the Glass defence, firing touchdown passes to Greg Kinnear and a pair to Jon Francis. Doyle also ran for a major score.The Brewers, 2-0 to start the season, will receive a major test Sunday when the club plays defending champion Castlegar Vikings at 11 a.m. In the second tilt of the day, Dam Inn and Our Glass both search for first wins of the season.The WKMFFL is a five-team league that plays every Sunday at Mount Sentinel. The teams include Dam Inn Mates, Our Glass, Hume Brewers, Castlegar Vikings and Nelson Impact.The league runs until November when playoffs are held to determine the league [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgSteven Mukwala (jumping up) celebrating one of his two goals against South Sudan on Saturday. Left is Allan OkelloTotal U20 AFCON QualifierSouth Sudan 0 (1) – 3 (8) UgandaSaturday, 21-04- 2018Juba Stadium, JubaThe Uganda U20 National team side, the hippos defeated their South Sudan counterparts 3-0 in Juba to complete a 8-1 aggregate victory in the preliminary round of qualifiers.The 3-0 win came three weeks after the Hippos had defeat South Sudan 5-1 at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.Allan Okello (right) tries to get past a South Sudan defender on Saturday.South Sudan produced another brilliant first half as they refused to be broken in the opening 45 minutes despite not troubling the Hippos either.Vipers SC striker Steven Mukwala scored a double after the restart to take his tally to three in the qualifiers after also getting onto the once in Kampala.The other goal was scored by KCCA FC teenage sensation Allan Okello late on to ensure that the Hippos complete an 8-1 series victory over South Sudan in the two game.The game saw two changes made to the team that started in Kampala as St. Marys Kitende left back Robert Kitabalwa replaced the suspended Mustapha Kiiza and Ivan Eyamu of Kataka FC came in for Proline’s Joshua Okiror.“First of all, i would like to thank each and every Ugandan who prayed and wished us well, said Hippos head coach Matia Lule.“It is good that he game has ended well and we have attained victory on top of the players playing well.“We have won the two legs with a huge margin but the next task that lies ahead is a lot harder and we need not to relax.“We are going to start preparations for Cameroon once we land in Kampala because a expect them to be better than South Sudan.Vipers SC forward Steven Mukwala has scored three of the right goals for the Hippos over the two legsThe team was given a token of appreciating by Uganda’s ambassador to South Sudan, Agama Woling Anthony who gave them 300 Dollars after the game.Uganda will take on West African giants Cameroon in the last round of qualification and will play the first match in Yaoundé before finishing off the tie at the StarTimes Stadium in Kampala.They will return on Sunday morning at the Entebbe International Airport and will embark on the preparations for the next game immediately.Hippos IX that started the game:Saidi Keni (GK), Paul Wila, Robert Katabalwa, Mujuzi Mustafa, Geoffrey Wasswa, Abubakar Kasule, Ivan Eyamu, Julius Poloto (cpt), Allan Okello, Frank Tumwesigye, Steven Mukwala.Subs:Denis Otim (GK), Bashir Asiku, Saddam Masereka, Fred Okot, Faizol Ssekyanzi, Herbert Achai.Comments Tags: allan okelloHipposmatia lulesteven mukwalaU20U20 AfCONlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal ETB has announced that board member Geoffrey Browne has been elected as Chairperson, while Cllr Rena Donaghey was elected Deputy Chairperson today.Twenty-one representatives have been appointed to the Board of the largest education and training provider in the county.The new Board is made up of twelve elected representatives, two staff, two parents, two local industry and three sectoral interest representatives. Speaking about his election as Chairperson, Geoffrey Browne said, ‘I am delighted to be elected to this important role with Donegal ETB. It is the largest education and training provider in the county, managing fifteen out of the twenty-seven post-primary schools and is the largest provider of Further Education and Training (FET). It also manages Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre, the Donegal Music Education Partnership and has legal responsibilities for youth work. In 2018 almost 26,000 students and learners availed of education and training through Donegal ETB. I look forward to supporting the staff of the ETB to continue this important work.’Donegal ETB CE Anne McHugh with newly-elected Chair Geoffrey BrowneThe elected representatives include Cllr Rena Donaghey, Cllr Ian McGarvey, Cllr Barry Sweeney, Cllr Albert Doherty, Cllr Gary Doherty, Cllr Martin Farren, Cllr Martin Harley, Cllr Donal Coyle, Cllr Michael McBride, Cllr Noreen McGarvey, Cllr Noel Jordan and Cllr John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh.Staff representatives are Mr Noel Rodden and Ms Joanne Donaghy, while parents’ representatives are Mr Geoffrey Browne and Ms Lorraine Doherty.The remaining five places have been filled by Ms Lorraine Thompson (Donegal Youth Service) representing Youth Work Ireland, Patsy McVicar representing the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD), Regina Grant representing the Disability Federation of Ireland and industry representatives Brian McDermott (Foyle Hotel) representing the Irish Hospitality Institute and Gerard Grant (Pramerica) representing IBEC. Speaking about the appointments, Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh said, “I would like to congratulate Geoffrey Browne and Cllr Rena Donaghey on their election as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of Donegal ETB. We very much welcome all the appointments to our Board. Their contribution to the management of Donegal ETB’s work is central to our delivery of a quality, learner-centred education and training service. I look forward to working with all our Board members in the coming years.” Geoffrey Browne elected as Chairperson of Donegal ETB was last modified: September 9th, 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:Donegal ETBlast_img read more

first_imgCharlie Austin’s first Premier League goal put QPR ahead at Loftus Road.Austin pounced in first-half injury time, smashing into the roof of the net after Leroy Fer had headed Joey Barton’s left-wing corner back across goal.Fer and Austin had both gone close to opening the scoring before the latter got Rangers’ first goal of the season.Dutch midfielder Fer, making his home debut, struck the post with a 30-yard effort just after the half-hour mark.Rangers welcomed back Austin following his recovery from a hamstring problem but Loic Remy, who is expected to join Chelsea, was not in their matchday squad, although he is at the game.Connor Wickham was in the thick of the early action, setting up Patrick van Aanholt, who fired into the side netting, before the Sunderland forward headed Austin’s header from Barton’s corner off the line.Wickham also sent a shot wide of the target and QPR keeper Rob Green produced a fine save low down to his left to deny Steven Fletcher.Rangers finished the half strongly and keeper Vito Mannone saved at the feet of Austin after he had been put through by Barton.However, Austin’s emphatic finish just before the break gave Mannone little chance. QPR (4-2-3-1): Green; Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Hill; Barton, Mutch, Phillips, Fer, Hoilett; Austin. Subs: Murphy, Traore, Onuoha, Henry, Dunne, Zamora, Taarabt.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceLAS VEGAS–During the first two months of the offseason, the Giants slowly whittled down their 40-man roster, dropping several contributors from last season’s club.At the beginning of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings, new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi finally made the first addition to the team, claiming former Tigers outfielder Mike Gerber off waivers.Gerber, 26, debuted with Detroit in 2018 …last_img