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Bicyclist 66 Struck By Vehicle and Killed in San Diegos MidCity Area

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Updated: 7:31 AM KUSI Newsroom, Bicyclist, 66, Struck By Vehicle and Killed in San Diego’s Mid-City Area KUSI Newsroom center_img Posted: February 13, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 66-year-old bicyclist was killed after falling off his bike and being run over by a car in the Ridgeview/Webster neighborhood, police said Wednesday.The collision was reported about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of Fairmount Avenue, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.The 66-year-old man was riding a mountain bike southbound in the northbound lane when he lost control of the bike and fell to the ground in the left lane of Fairmount Avenue, Buttle said.A 61-year-old woman driving a 2001 Toyota Camry northbound in the left lane of Fairmount Avenue did not see the man and ran over him, the officer said.The man, whose name was withheld pending family notification, was pronounced dead at the scene, Buttle said.The Toyota driver remained at the scene and cooperated with officers, he said.Intoxication was not believed to have been a factor in the crash, Buttle said.Officers from the San Diego Police Department’s traffic division were investigating the crash. February 13, 2019last_img read more

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez introduces bill on paid sick leave

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 15, 2019 Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez introduces bill on paid sick leave March 15, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, announced today that she has introduced a bill to guarantee at least five paid sick days each year for the state’s private sector workers.The bill will expand on Gonzalez’s 2014 law that required private sector companies to provide at least three days of paid sick leave per year to employees. According to Gonzalez, nearly 6.9 million state residents gained access to sick leave thanks to the law. Multiple cities around the state, including San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica, have since passed laws to further expand paid sick leave benefits.“We knew when we passed the paid sick leave law that three days wouldn’t be enough but was a great start,” Gonzalez said. “California was a national leader in establishing earned sick leave for every employee in the state. Now, we need to catch up to other cities and states that have recognized the need for, and have passed, more expansive laws for workers.”The new bill would mandate that employers offer at least five days of sick leave to employees by their 200th day on the job. The bill would accommodate recovery times for the flu, according to Gonzalez’s office, which average about five days.A 2010 study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that roughly eight million workers around the country went to work while fighting the flu during the 2009 flu season. As a result, an additional seven million people contracted the flu virus.Gonzalez proposed a functionally similar bill during the 2017-2018 legislative session, which subsequently died in committee. Her office did not disclose when they expect the new bill, AB 555, to have its first committee hearing. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Time Inc Names Randall Rothenberg Chief Digital Officer

first_imgJack Griffin, CEO of Time Inc., today announced that he’s appointed Randall Rothenberg into the newly created position of EVP, chief digital officer. Rothenberg, who will officially start in January and report to Griffin, joins Time Inc. from the Interactive Advertising Bureau where he served as its president and CEO. Rothenberg [pictured] is being handed a wide range of duties, not the least of which is overseeing the company’s digital strategy. Within that, he’s charged with business development, including uncovering new revenue opportunities and potential digital acquisition targets. He’ll also sit on the board of Next Issue Media, joining colleagues Griffin and EVP and general counsel Maurice Edelson. Still on that board, by the way, is Monica Ray, who joined Condé Nast as executive vice president of consumer marketing last summer. Prior to that Ray was Time Inc.’s senior vice president of corporate digital development. Her prior leadership role in Time Inc.’s digital initiatives is a vacancy that Rothenberg is now plugging up.”Randall has participated in every aspect of the digital media marketplace-from content creation to marketing revenue-giving him a unique perspective that will be critical to his new position,” said Griffin in a statement. Along with his strategic responsibilities, Rothenberg will also be overseeing the creation of an internal digital incubator called the Center for Digital Innovation. Time Inc. employees and “others” will be given seed funding to develop new digital projects. In the meantime, IAB is announcing that, as a search for a new CEO commences, executive vice president and chief operating officer Patrick Dolan will provide interim leadership for the association.last_img read more

WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS Treat Mom This Mothers Day With A Trip From

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Mother’s Day is right around the corner! This year, why not celebrate your mom and/or grandmother with a fun day (or two) together? Consider a trip with the Wilmington Recreation Department as we will take care of all the details so you can enjoy your day!For the adventurous mom! How about spending a day in the Big Apple? We’re headed to NYC on Saturday, May 5. Plan to see a show, tour the 9/11 museum, visit the Statue of Liberty, or just take in all the sights of the city at your leisure. The time is yours to explore at your own pace. Cost is $65.For the game-loving mom! On Thursday, May 17 we’re off to Wright’s Farm Restaurant for our ‘Bingo Bonanza’ trip. This exciting day trip includes an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner and some Bingo action complete with prizes in the form of gift cards. Not only will you have a great afternoon complete with a delicious meal, you may even win something to take home with you! Cost is $62.For the musical mom! On Thursday, June 7, join us for a day trip to the acclaimed Venus de Milo Restaurant for a performance of “The King Returns”, an Elvis tribute by the popular Mark Shelton and his band. Our residents have raved about Mark’s performance on the Town Common and at the Beacon and Indian Head Resorts. A plated luncheon is included. Cost is $88.All of the above trips include roundtrip transportation, a tour escort, taxes and service charges.To register, visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall, Room 8, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Recreation Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Day Trip To New York City On October 19In “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Get Discounted Admission Tickets To 8 AttractionsIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Registration Now Open For SNL Flag Football & Rec BasketballIn “Community”last_img read more

Reading Cooperative Bank Raises Employee Starting Wage To 15

first_img(NOTE: Reading Cooperative Bank has two locations in Wilmington — 230 Lowell Street and 352 Middlesex Avenue.)READING, MA — Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) recently announced that it would be increasing the minimum wage for all Bank employees to $15 per hour. The decision was announced at RCB’s year-end employee meeting, where President & CEO Julie Thurlow spoke to the company about the Board of Directors’ plan to help full-and-part-time employees struggling with the rising cost of living in Massachusetts.“We just felt like it was the right thing to do,” Thurlow responded when asked about the move. “We understand that one size does not fit all, and we would never presume that every company can afford to take such measures. The Bank still strongly believes that matters such as this should remain in the hands of individuals, not government.”Thurlow went on to elaborate about the plight of small businesses in the area: “As much as we strive to support workers who just want to make a living wage, we are certainly cognizant of the limitations that our local small business owners face daily and respect the decisions they have to make.”(NOTE: The above press release is from Reading Cooperative Bank.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Reading Cooperative Bank Is A Founding Member Of Alloy LabsIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Reading Cooperative Bank Supports Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Elder Independence FundIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Reading Cooperative Bank Announces 3 New Branch Managers, Including Changes In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

7yearold Kerala boy ends up in ventilator after brutal attack by mothers

first_imgEDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A Yemeni boy lies in a hospital bed as he receives treatment in the Huthi-rebel-held capital Sanaa on March 11, 2019, from wounds sustained during a reported air strike in the Kisar district of the northern Hajjah province.MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]A 7-year-old from Kerala ends up in ventilator after he suffered major injuries including a cracked skull after he was brutally attacked by his mother’s partner on Thursday.The incident took place in Kumaramangalam near Thodupuzha in Idukki district of Kerala when Arun Anand (35), a native of Thiruvananthapuram started assaulting the younger brother of the victim. The boy was trying to protect his 4-year-old brother from getting beaten up by the accused.The accused smashed the victim on the ground and had hit him with a stick on his head. The boy sustained skull fracture, internal bleeding and lung injury. He also had cuts and bruises all over the body. The boy’s mother and brother were also present during the incident.The incident came into light after the local hospital authorities informed the police and Child Rights Commission about the deteriorating condition of the boy. The boy was later shifted to a hospital in Ernakulam for emergency surgery. But even after the surgery, the boy is still in critical condition as the blood circulation to his head has stopped.According to the police, the accused Arun has been living with the family from the past few months and is a drug addict. The victim’s younger brother has also sustained injuries and the police have recorded his statement as he is the only witness of the assault.The Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has asked for an immediate report on the incident from the district authorities. He has also asked the hospital authorities to ensure that all expert treatments are given to the victim.Health Minister KK Shylaja said the government will bear the treatment expenses of the child. “Stringent action will be taken against those engaged in cruelty to children. The covering up of assaults against children is also a grave crime,” said the minister, reports NDTV.Several Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections have been slapped against Arun, including section 303 (attempt to murder), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act.last_img read more

Cisco Systems to lay off 1100 employees as part of restructuring plan

first_imgA sign marking a Cisco office is pictured in San Diego, California, November 12, 2012.ReutersAfter surprising the industry and announcing 5,500 cuts jobs in August 2016, Cisco has dealt yet another shocker. The multinational company based in San José, California, announced on Wednesday, May 17, that it would lay off an additional 1,100 employees soon.Initial reports had suggested that the company would, in total, lay off about 14,000 employees, but Cisco later made an official announcement clarifying the numbers.CEO Chuck Robbins said that the reason behind such massive job cuts was a slowdown in the spending of the federal government, reported UPI. This move has also been called an extension of the company’s restructuring plan, which led to announcement of 5,500 sackings last year.Shares of Cisco fell 5.4 percent to $32 apiece late on Wednesday, after the firm announced the layoff plans.Additionally, the tech giant has also forecast a fall in its quarterly revenue, according to Fox Business. It now plans to focus on software and services instead of hardware, and Cisco has invested large amounts in cloud computing and artificial intelligence as part of the plan.”It took me several quarters to get the team to understand that we’re moving this way,” Robbins told Fox Business in an interview. He also explained how he plans to increase the revenue of the company through the software business. ReutersMeanwhile, Cisco employees aren’t the only ones that may be shown the doors soon. Automaker Ford too is likely to lay off about 10 percent of its global workforce to boost profits and its stock price.Though Ford hasn’t specifically clarified on the numbers, it did say it intended to concentrate on cost optimisation and higher efficiency.”We remain focused on the three strategic priorities that will create value and drive profitable growth, which include fortifying the profit pillars in our core business, transforming traditionally underperforming areas of our core business and investing aggressively, but prudently, in emerging opportunities,” Reuters quoted the Dearborn company as saying.”Reducing costs and becoming as lean and efficient as possible also remain part of that work. We have not announced any new people efficiency actions, nor do we comment on speculation.”The move comes at a time when there have been doubts surrounding CEO Mark Fields and his strategy. While the company has made profits in the past and remains a key player in the automobile industry, Ford stock has seen a decline of 17 percent since January to $10.94 per share.last_img read more

IT startup employees are entitled to labour law benefits like provident fund

first_imgIn picture: A man counts 1000 Indian rupee banknotes outside a branch of Bank of India in Mumbai, India, November 10, 2016. [Representational image]Reuters fileUnion Minister of State for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya on Monday, July 24, provided a much-needed boost to employees of tech start-ups, saying they can claim benefits like provident funds that are part of the labour laws of the country. The statement came in the backdrop of information technology (IT) sector crisis in India.The minister’s announcement means start-ups cannot deny employees benefits like provident funds.What the minister saidIn a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Dattatreya said: “The workers of IT start-ups and small-scale industries may avail of benefits of provisions of the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, the Employees State Insurance Act and social security schemes under the Unorganised Workers Social Security Act depending on eligibility.” The minister’s assertion is important because the Central government has launched a number of schemes for salaried professionals, but it requires organisations to be linked to them and pay their employees dues regularly. This may not always happen, especially because studies have shown close to 90 percent start-ups fail within their first five years.And given the pains a start-up has to go through to raise funds for expansion, some might opt to spend more money on infrastructure now and employee benefits later, once they have better cash flow.  In picture: Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge) Bandaru Dattatreya.Press Information BureauCurrent situationIndia’s IT sector has been hit by a number of factors in recent times. Primary among these is the US curb on H1-B visas, which Indian IT companies often use to get Indian professionals to the US to work on projects for lower remuneration. Since then, there has been news of layoffs in many IT companies in India, which have looked to the US to get more employees. The fear of being laid off has driven people to suicide. On the other hand, some are looking to get re-skilled in order to find jobs in newer, more relevant fields.last_img read more

15 killed after container truck collides with bus in Maharashtras Dhule

first_imgThe cause of the incident has not been ascertained yet. TwitterAt least 15 people were killed and 23 injured after a container truck collided with a state transport bus in Maharashtra’s Dhule district on Sunday, August 18.The crash took place at around 10:30 pm on the Shahada-Dondaicha road near Nimgul village. The Aurangabad-bound bus was reportedly carrying 45 people. The cause of the incident has not been ascertained yet.”The truck came speeding towards the bus and ran through almost the entire length of the bus. Eleven people were killed on the spot and 25 were injured,” senior police inspector Hemant Patil of Dondaicha police station was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times. The injured were rushed to a Dhule state hospital, an official reportedly said. The bodies of the deceased have been sent to Dondaicha primary health centre for post-mortem . A case of accidental death was registered at Dondaicha police station of Dhule police’s Shirpur division.Dhule’s Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Raju Bhujbal announced that the kin of the deceased will be given an ex-gratia amount of Rs 15,000 and the injured passengers will be given Rs 1,000 each.last_img read more

Eight girls saved from child marriage in 24 hrs

first_imgEight schoolgirls were saved from early marriage in the past 24 hours, with timely intervention by local administration as well as the teenage brides themselves, their classmates and locals.The teenage girls were saved from underage marriage from Thursday to Friday in Natore, Kushtia, Barisal, and Dhaka’s Savar.Natore: A mobile court sentenced two persons, including a suitor, to 15 days jail for arranging a child marriage at Lalpur.Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) and executive magistrate Nazrul Islam nabbed the two persons at the wedding of the 13-year-old girl and jailed them. The bride was a class VI student from Bagatipara upazila.A UP chairman had informed police about the marriage.Kushtia: Five schoolgirls were saved from early marriage in the district on Friday.Of them, four weddings were foiled in Doulatpur upazila and one in Sadar upazila. Among the victims, five are students of class VIII and one girl studies in class V.Local administration officials stopped the weddings and took undertakings from the parents of the girls that they will not marry their daughters before they turn 18.Savar: A 14-year-old girl has been saved from untimely marriage at the intervention of Savar UNO.The family of the ninth-grade girl was getting ready to arrange the wedding with one of her teachers on Friday.Being informed by a local newsman, UNO Sheikh Rasel Hassan took steps to foil the marriage.Savar model police station sub-inspector Momenur Rahman said the parents of the girl have pledged not to marry the girl before she turns 18. Barisal: A 14-year old girl from Barjalia union of Hijla upazila managed to prevent her forced marriage on Thursday. Her family completed all preparations for her marriage on Friday. In the meantime, she informed her classmates and teachers about the forced marriage. They, with the help of UNO Abu Zafar Rashed, foiled the marriage of the eighth grader.Meanwhile, Gournadi UNO Masuma Akhter stopped the marriage of a 13-year-old girl in Gournadi municipality. The parents of the eighth grader gave an undertaking that they will not marry their daughter before she turns 18.Director general of Governance Innovation Unit of the Prime Minister’s Office Mohammad Abdul Halim told Prothom Alo that people are now more aware of child marriage and NGOs and media are playing due role in this regard.Ghashful, founded by NGO Worldvision, managed to stop some seventeen underage marriages since 2014 in Mymensingh’s Nandail.Rasheda K Choudhury, executive director of Campaign for Popular Education, told Prothom Alo that the way child marriages are taking place is not acceptable.Though the number of child marriages has decreased, there is no room for complacency. Child marriage should be stopped from the grassroots, she added.last_img read more

4 sentenced to death for killing college student

first_imgA Manikganj court on Monday sentenced four people to death and another to life term imprisonment for killing a college student in Shibalaya upazila of the district in 2015, reports UNB.The condemned convicts are Badsha Miah, a resident of Shimulia village in Shibalaya upazila, Lal Miah, a resident of Bhatirchar village in Singair upazila, Azgar Chowdhury, a resident of Koshla village in Kotalipara upazila in Gopalganj district and Anwar Hossain, a resident of Auliapur village in Dinapur district where the lifer was AkhterHossain Jamal, resident of Hajirtek village in Kaliarchar of Narayanganj.Among the convicts, Anwar and Azgar remained absconding.The court also fined the condemned convicts Tk 20,000 each while the lifer Tk 50,000, in default, to suffer one year more rigorous imprisonment.According to the prosecution, Badsha Miah brought his nephew Monir Hossain, son of Parosh Ali of Shimulia village and an HSC student of Khan Bahadur Degree College, to Savar alluring his family to give him a job on 10 September 2015.Badhsa hid Monir and demanded Tk 2 million as ransom from his family.As he did not get the money, he threw Monir into Bongshi river tying up his hands and legs with rope.Monir’s mother Maleka Begum then filed a case on 11 September with Manikganj Sadar police station.Later, police arrested Badsha.According to Badsha’s statement, police recovered Monir’s dead body from the river after two days.Police also arrested six others in connection with the murder.After examining all the records and witnesses, district and sessions judge Md Shahidul Alam Jhinuk handed down the verdict acquitting three other accused.last_img read more

Police absent on the spot still injured

first_img,As many as 401 leaders and activists of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) were implicated in a case filed after an attack on BNP candidate for Munshiganj-1 Shah Moazzem Hossain’s motorcade on Saturday.However, the police registered the case for showing it as an incident of attack on the law enforcement.Witnesses and local BNP leaders said no policeman was not present during the occurence.Shah Moazzem’s motorcade came under attack by some unidentified men in Kuchiamora area in Sirajdikhan upazila on Saturday.Officer-in-charge (OC) of Sirajdikhan police station Farid Uddin then said none was injured in the incident.On Monday, he claimed that five policemen including sub-inspector Sheikh Ashraful  and Mashiqur Rahman got injured in the incident.The police filed the case on Sunday accusing the BNP men of injuring the policemen.SI Ashraful named 251 BNP men including upazila secretary general Awlad Hossain and implicated 100-150 unnamed men in the case.Asked about contradictory statement about the police being attacked, OC Farid Uddin said Saturday’s comment was his immediate response.He claimed that he later knew that five police men were injured as brickbat was thrown at them and took primary treatment at upazila health complex.However, witnesses said the attackers left the scene 15 minutes after the attack was carried out around 4:30pm.On hearing, the police personnel reached the spot around an hour later.Sirajdikhan upazila BNP chairmen Abdul Kuddus, who was at Shah Moazzem’s entourage, confidently said no policeman was present during the attack.“The police didn’t come (during the attack) although we called them. How can they be injured? We have seen 5-7 policemen reached the spot around 7:00pm when we started for Dhaka,” he said. Khondokar Ashek Mahmud, a physician at Sirajdikhan upazila health complex, recalled that five policemen came to the facility to take treatment. However, there were no such injury marks on their bodies.“I heard they were injured by brickbat,” he added.Superintendent of Munshiganj police Zaidul Alam Fuad, however, said the policemen might get injured during the chaos.He said the police would not harass any innocent person.last_img read more

5 die in bus collision in Russia

first_imgMap of Voronezh region. Photo: CollectedRussian emergency officials say that at least five people have died in a bus collision in south-western Russia.The Emergencies Ministry said that about 20 others were injured in Tuesday’s crash in the Voronezh region near Novaya Usman, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Moscow.Russian news reports cited road police as saying that the collision occurred when one bus stopped because of a technical problem and another one hit it from behind.last_img read more

Life stories — not sermons — guide Gilead Church in Chicago

first_img Share This! By: Katelyn Ferral Katelyn Ferral,Load Comments,New Pakistani leader’s education aims may include reining in religious schools Katelyn Ferral TagsGilead Church homepage featured mainline Christianity millennials Slow Church storytelling,You may also like Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email News Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Catholicism Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,CHICAGO (RNS) — In the purple upstairs lounge of a Chicago gay bar, JB Lee takes the stage in front of his fellow congregants to tell a life story: the time he, a self-described “Asian bro,” got high in Europe.Ignoring the advice of a wise Dutch coffee shop purveyor, Lee explains, he and a friend ate a marijuana brownie in one sitting — a choice that fueled a crazed bicycle ride, grocery store orange juice binge and much vomiting.He eventually ended up alone on a street curb, confused and shivering.“At that moment, a stranger saw what was going on, took off her coat and covered me with it,” Lee said. “She called the ambulance, and the rest was history.”As the bar church crowd cheered, the Rev. Vince Amlin proclaimed: “the word of God for the people of God.”“The word of God for the people of God,” the congregants repeated.JB Lee tells a story about a trip to Europe to the Gilead Church congregation during a service on Feb. 17, 2019, in Chicago. RNS photo by Katelyn FerralDecidedly irreverent and unconventional, Lee’s story is the centerpiece of what Gilead Church is about: connecting people’s everyday, true-life stories to the God they believe continues to work through them.Here, life stories are treated with the same reverence other Christian traditions show Scripture. They are inherently spiritual, regardless of what they are about, said Amlin, who co-founded and co-pastors Gilead with Rev. Rebecca Anderson.“Every story is a God story — not just the ones that seem like ‘oh I would tell this story at church,’ the shitty stories, the sexy stories, the failure stories, whatever they are,” Amlin said. “(That) life is sacred. That God chose to take on human life. That said something about human life.”The practice of storytelling is the core of Gilead’s progressive theology, presented each week by different members of the congregation.The stories, told in first person in front of a microphone, are layered between traditional church rituals — Communion, benediction — and less traditional ones, such as poetry readings, alcoholic drinks, and pop-song sing-alongs.During the service last month where Lee told his story, the congregation sang Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway,” Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” and Cher’s “Believe,” among others.The church has sermon themes that rotate and often involve input from the congregation: “Choose Your Own Adventure” was a recent theme in which a discussion of faith was laid out for the congregation like steps in the “Oregon Trail” computer game.Gilead, which launched in May 2017, said its intent is to translate the teachings of Jesus in a new way for those who have eschewed church, especially young adults — many of whom continue to exit mainline Protestant congregations.Gilead Church congregants meet outdoors near their garden. Photo by Jason Colston, courtesy of Gilead ChurchThe church’s Sunday night services, along with a slew of parties they are hosting this year, all aim to create community where people can share their unvarnished lives, ask hard questions and develop their faith.“We are open and affirming, anti-racist, local, organic, slow-church, just peace, free range, real butter Christians,” according to the Gilead site. It has also printed the phrase on church T-shirts.“It’s loud. It’s profane. It’s somewhat brash. It’s also really emotional… we hope we are hitting on something that is real for people,” said Amlin in an interview. “We are sharing true stories from our lives and that stuff hits hard.”Gilead, which has about 50 attendees each week, is growing at what is a “Pentecost moment” for the mainline Christian church at large, Amlin said. It is a blend of denominations: Amlin is ordained in the United Church of Christ, while Anderson is ordained in the Disciples of Christ.The concept for Gilead grew out of an annual dinner group Amlin and Anderson formed after meeting in divinity school at the University of Chicago. Both preachers come from creative backgrounds — Amlin with a degree in dramatic writing and Anderson with one in playwriting. They also teach storytelling workshops together on the side.“We specifically saw ourselves as part of something that was already happening in our denominations but also more widely,” Amlin said. “It wasn’t like, ‘oh, we’re going to start something that is better or different from everything that is happening,’ but more like ‘there is this energy to do something new.’”The name “Gilead” comes from the Bible and is a place in the Old Testament where a special healing balm is made and where a man named Jacob wrestles with God. The church similarly hopes to be a place of healing, where the wounded can be made whole.The Rev. Rebecca Anderson addresses the Gilead Church congregation during service on Feb. 17, 2019, in Chicago. RNS photo by Katelyn FerralThrowing parties is one way Gilead hopes to become that place — attracting people who don’t go to church to connect them with people who do.“Practically speaking, it’s a low-bar entry point to Gilead,” Anderson said.But to be clear, the main point is fun. Because fun is Christ-like, too, she said.“Jesus was kind of a party guy. He got invited to a lot of shit and said yes,” she said. “It’s just another expression of how we do church. In the Christian life, one of the fruits of the spirit is joy.”A key perk to starting a new church from an old faith tradition is finding new paths to that joy, Amlin said.“We don’t have to do things that we’ve always done,” Amlin said. “If we don’t have to do anything, what should we do? What’s fun? What’s exciting?”Last month, the church rented a Chicago Transit Authority elevated train car, brought in a DJ, a caterer and threw a party as the train looped throughout the city.Last summer the congregation brewed beer and had a release party for it: a Sex-Positive Summer Wheat Ale and Balm of Gilead Indian Pale Ale, a reference to the medicinal balm created in the Bible.It is planning a dance party for Easter.To kick off Lent? A fort-building party, naturally.“We’re going to build forts, right after you give up forts for Lent,” Anderson tells laughing congregants. “It’s sort of a Mardi Gras fort building situation.”Gilead Church members ride a CTA train around Chicago. Photo courtesy of Gilead ChurchThe church’s party initiative is funded, in part, through a grant from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary near Evanston. Garrett, which received $1.5 million from the Lilly Endowment, is funding 13 churches across the city with grants of up to $30,000 who are trying to attract young people and address issues of loneliness.The five-year initiative is being rolled out in three phases and will be completed in 2021. The first phase centered on listening sessions with millennial churchgoers, which revealed some common concerns among them, said Jennifer Moe, the assistant director for the program.“Young people have all of these skills and abilities, and they’re out there doing all these things with their work life, whether it’s artistic pursuits or activism or being entrepreneurs… (but) they feel like when they go to church, there’s no place for them,” Moe said. “The church sees them as valuable for just doing helpful work but not the main work of the church.”Anderson said Gilead engages young people but emphasizes being a place for everyone, regardless of age, background, sexual orientation or doctrinal beliefs.“Gilead is a ‘more is more’ community, so that actually, as a staff, we like to say, ‘if you’ve been told that you’re too much, Gilead is perfect for you!’” said Anderson.The congregation is unapologetically Christian but, unlike more conservative evangelical denominations, does not require members to align on a set list of doctrines. The impetus, rather, is on being a space to ask questions, to wrestle.“I am less about converting people than I am about saying if this stuff is beautiful or meaningful or lifesaving to you, it is yours for the having,” Anderson said. “We want to be a church by and for people who have been made to feel that the church is not for them.”That environment is what drew Lee, this week’s storyteller, to Gilead. The 33-year-old dentist grew up in a conservative Korean-American Christian church. He became disenchanted with the tradition after seeing hypocrisy and abuse of power within the church. Gilead has helped grow his faith and find community, he said.“It’s a place where even if you have a lot of questions, it’s OK,” Lee said. “It’s a place where questions are welcome and you don’t necessarily have to have some kind of conclusion. Doubts are encouraged.”Anderson agrees. Gilead helps people develop muscles for seeing God, whether it’s in Scripture or in the world, she said.It is working out its faith, one story at a time.“It’s one translation,” she said. “It’s not for everyone, but the folks who it is for, this is the language of how they hear the Gospel.” News • Photos of the Week Share This! By: Katelyn Ferral As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Muslim inmates sue over combined faith services in Arkansas prisons By: Katelyn Ferrallast_img read more

Schmid Shoots Outstanding Round at the Open Championship

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Playing in his first professional event, Matthias Schmid of the University of Louisville men’s golf team fired an even-par 71 in the second round of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland on Friday. The rising junior will miss the cut line despite his solid round on Friday.After shooting a 5-over-par on Thursday, the native of Germany was outstanding on Friday, recording four birdies and two bogeys to finish in a tie for 106th place after concluding play at 5-over-par for the two rounds of the championship.The all-ACC performer shot a 33 on the first nine holes, recording birdies on No. 2, No. 6 and No. 7 to get to as low as 2-under-par for the tournament. However, the back nine wasn’t as kind as Schmid carded a 38 after a triple bogey on No. 11. Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

Play time

first_img17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav is about plays from across the world. But apart from these plays, 240 ambience performances by around 50 groups have been scheduled to thrill the audience non-stop at the NSD’s open courtyard. The ambience theatre in National school of Drama is an invitation to folk artistes, students from various institutions like DU, JNU, Jamia Milia Islamia and many more. It is related to gender issues, elections, women safety, harmony and other issues of social importance. These issues will be portrayed in various performances like Nukadnatak (Street Play), Katputli Dance (Puppet Dance) along with varied folk performances. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The ambience theatre is accessible to all at free of cost. Nearly 30 colleges, 15 different folk troupes and 8 new shows of Theatre In Education Company (TIE) will be a part of this new venture, with 4 to 5 shows per group. This endeavor was an initiative by the National School of Drama under the guidance of Amitesh Grover, Assistant Professor, National School of Drama and Naresh, President of NSD Student Union.“The basic idea to behind this concept was to generate interest and to connect the youth to the world of theatre that will help in creating an atmosphere for better theatre productions. Various colleges and educational institution are taking part in it,” said Amitesh Grover.When: On till February 18 Where: NSD’s open courtyardlast_img read more

Cycling can reduce your loneliness boost mental health

first_imgFeeling lonely? Riding your bicycles may not only improve your general and mental health, but also increase social interaction, says a study.The study showed that cycling is the healthiest mode of transport and is associated with better self-perceived general health, better mental health, greater vitality, lower self-perceived stress and fewer feelings of loneliness.”The findings suggest that active transport – especially cycling – should be encouraged in order to improve health and increase social interaction,” said lead author Avila Palencia from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Barcelona, Spain. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe second most beneficial transport mode, walking, was associated with good self-perceived general health, greater vitality, and more contact with friends and/or family.”Ours is the first study to associate the use of multiple urban transport modes with health effects such as mental health and social contact. It also allowed us to highlight the positive effect of walking, which in previous studies was not very conclusive,” she added.The study, published in the journal Environment International, was carried out in seven European cities: Antwerp, Barcelona, London, Orebro, Rome, Vienna and Zurich and included more than 8,800 people. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe transport modes assessed in the study were car, motorbike, public transport, bicycle, electric bicycle and walking.Driving and public-transport use were associated with poor self-perceived general health, while cars were linked with fewer feelings of loneliness.”This result is most likely due to the fact that the study population drove very infrequently and most journeys by car were probably for social purposes, such as visiting a family member or a friend,” the researchers explained.The study stressed on the need for “an integrated approach to urban planning, transport planning and public health is needed in order to developpolicies that promote active transport, such as adding more segregated cycle lanes for a better environment for cyclists,” the researchers noted.last_img read more

Going out on a date Try these makeup looks

first_imgConfused as to what make-up look would be suitable for a date? Opt for a ‘no make-up’ look or go bright with colours to woo your partner, say experts. Experts have shared make-up tips to look stunning on your date: Go for no make-up look. Healthy looking skin with neutral eye and muted eyes and a bold liner to add that drama. This can be achieved by opting for good skin care products like a hydrating moisturiser and primer followed by using a sheer foundation focusing more on the skin. Finish off with soft nude lip and cheek stains in neutral tones. Focus on the eyes with a classic bold eye liner. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAnother look you can opt for is a brown smokey eye and a matte red lip to give the perfect pout. This works well for lunch dates with your beau. Opt for a bright, hot trend. Go experimental with some glitter for making a statement. This works well for a fun night out to a club with your better half or your girl gang. Team this statement look with a classic little black dress. Keep your base clean and glowing. Lashes are a huge trend and can add a nice feminine touch. Team with a nude or pink gloss. Go for pink monotone look. Pink is feminine and trending right now. Opt for pink eyeshadow, pink blush and a hint of pink on the lips. Keep your base clean and dewy. Do up your eyes in jewel tone. Finish with a clear shimmering gloss. This look is perfect day after a long working day.last_img read more

Lenovo Officially Closes 291 Billion Acquisition of Motorola Unit From Google

first_img China’s Lenovo Group Ltd said Thursday it has closed its $2.91 bln acquisition of the Motorola handset unit from Google Inc, paving the way for a fresh assault on the U.S. smartphone market.The purchase comes as Lenovo, the world’s leading PC maker, ramps up its effort to diversify its business and establish itself as a smartphone maker with global appeal.Google acquired the iconic smartphone brand and its prized patent portfolio in 2012 for $12.5 billion but struggled to reverse Motorola’s years-long decline. Under the Lenovo deal, Google will retain a significant portion of Motorola’s patents.(Reporting by Gerry Shih) Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 1 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Register Now » October 30, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

Jeff Bewkes Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes neatly sid

first_imgJeff BewkesTime Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes neatly sidestepped questions about why he walked away from a merger with 21st Century yesterday, while Rupert Murdoch has offered his opinions on the episode.In a conference call with investors, Bewkes declined to comment directly on the Fox proposal, “except to say that the board and our senior management team appreciate the continued support of our shareholders”.This was in contrast to Fox chairman and CEO Murdoch, who said the decision to exit negotiations was “resolute” after Time Warner’s management and board refused to explore the “compelling offer”, and Fox’s share price dropped.“It became increasingly clear that the combination of the drop in our share price and the highly defensive nature of Time Warner’s actions was going to lead to a transaction where too much of the value created in success went to Time Warner shareholders,” added Murdoch’s second-in-command, Fox president and COO Chase Carey.He also defined the US$80 billion (€60 billion) proposal as “one of opportunity, not necessity or defensive concerns”, and said Fox had “no plans” to acquire any other content companies as an alternative.Though Bewkes declined to comment directly, he did outline some pitfalls of high-level media consolidation.“There are benefits and there are risks to making any kind of combination like that. There’s also the factor of business interruption, regulatory scrutiny and timings that comes into play,” he said.“I would just encourage everybody to look at all sides of the issue when you’re contemplating the benefits and the risks of putting very large companies together.”The combined Fox-Time Warner group would have included a channels stableincluding Fox, FX, TNT, HBO, Cartoon Network and truTV among others, along with the Fox and Warner Bros. Hollywood studios, and numerous broadcast, broadcast and distribution assets around the world.Bewkes comments came after the group posted improved year-on-year fourthquarter revenues of US$6.8 billion, with premium cable channel HBO singled out as a growth driver following a major recent content deal with on-demand platform Amazon Prime Instant Video.Fox, meanwhile, also posted growth in its Q4 results, up 17% on the same quarter in 2013. Its revenues were US$8.4 billion, though broadcast TV revenues fell 6% following a dip in advertising revenues for American Idol.last_img read more