четверг, 15 марта 2012 г.

Trust & integrity


CAs sometimes take the trust and integrity that are at the core of our brand for granted-until an event like the unraveling of Enron offers a tabloid view of how vulnerable all brands can be. It's encouraging that, at a time when questions about our integrity are on the tips of reporters' pens, we have a national leader, like David Smith, FCA, who embodies trustworthiness and integrity.

In his first two months on the job, CICA's new CEO has made a point of extending a warm hand of friendship to the provincial institutes, along with a message about the need for all of us to pull together. During his visit to Vancouver in mid-January, Smith spoke about …

Baby tigers found dead at Chinese zoo where Siberian tiger was killed

The bodies of two Bengal tiger cubs were found in a refrigerator at the Chinese zoo where a rare Siberian tiger was beheaded last week, a news report said.

The cubs were stillborn on Nov. 28 at the Three Gorges Forest Wild Animal World in the central city of Yichang, the government's Xinhua News Agency said Monday. Zoo employees then stored the bodies in a refrigerator.

There was no indication of foul play in the deaths of the cubs, but the Yichang Forestry Bureau said the zoo failed to follow regulations for disposing of animal bodies.

"The bureau has ordered the zoo to shape up its management and make the laws and regulations on wildlife …

Mayor culpa: Daley catches an earful at public hearing

Keep city mental health centers open. Expand foreclosure outreach programs. Increase funding for youth jobs and mentoring. Fix giant sinkholes. And dump Jody Weis.

Those were among the litany of suggestions -- and demands -- Mayor Daley received Tuesday night at the first public hearing on his 2010 preliminary budget that's marked by a $520 million shortfall.

"You promised us in April that these centers would stay open. Now, we're back in the same situation, yet your department has not been billing for Medicare for at least two years," said Carol Smith, treasurer of the Citywide Mental Health Board.

"They messed up the computer system and they messed up the …

среда, 14 марта 2012 г.

For discussion

1. Ralph Lebold says that "the congregation is the central reality for gathered Christians." Do you agree? What are some ways that people from your congregation engage meaningfully with each other? Why do we often resist being open about our questions, finances, mental and emotional struggles?

2. Should all Christians have a sense of "call," or is that only for pastors and church workers? How have you, or others in your congregation, experienced a sense of call? How often does responding to Jesus' call to follow him require leaving home or …

No. 13 Louisville Trounces Temple 62-0

PHILADELPHIA - George Stripling and Sergio Spencer each ran for two touchdowns, ably filling in for Michael Bush, to lead No. 13 Louisville to a 62-0 win over Temple on Saturday.

Kurt Quarterman and Kolby Smith added touchdown runs for the Cardinals (2-0) and Brian Brohm threw for 307 yards and a score in their biggest win since beating Cincinnati 70-7 in 2004.

Mario Urrutia had five catches for 110 yards and a touchdown, and the Cardinals finished with 671 yards of total offense - the fifth-highest total in school history. The winning margin on the road was the third-highest in team history.

With a game against Miami next week, the lowly Owls (0-2) were a …

California girl gets dying wish to see movie 'Up'

Colby Curtin got her final wish.

The 10-year-old girl desperately wanted to see the new Disney-Pixar movie, "Up." But the cancer-stricken girl was too sick to go to a theater.

Thanks to a family friend who got in touch with the movie studio Pixar, an employee of the Emeryville-based company arrived at Colby's home with a DVD copy of the movie, The Orange County Register reported Friday. The girl died later that night.

Colby's mother, Lisa, said she had asked her daughter if she could hang on until the movie arrived.

"I'm ready (to die), but I'm going to wait for the movie," she said her daughter replied.

STIFF OR STAR // 76ers Preaching Patience on Bradley Front

PHILADELPHIA It's been a rough first month of the season forfirst-round picks.

But nobody has been feeling the pressure more than the No. 2 pick,Shawn Bradley, the skinny 7-6 center from Castle Dale, Utah, whomPhiladelphia 76ers owner Harold Katz signed to a guaranteedeight-year, $44.28 million contract. Katz predicted Bradley willchange the way the game is played.

"I think Shawn is going to be a very unique center because of theheight and the way he plays," Katz said. "There's very few(seven-footers) I've ever seen . . . who dive for balls. I feel heis a 7-6 player in a 6-foot body and plays like that."

Fred Carter, 76ers coach, also boosted Bradley. …