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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Three organizations are collaborating to host a single event for all in San Diego County to thank and honor Vietnam Veterans for their service and sacrifice.Presented by Hospice of the North Coast, the “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration 2019” program will be on March 30, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Army and Navy Academy, 2605 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008.This program will recognize those veterans who served. General admission tickets are free and donations are accepted.Ticket and sponsor information click here. Posted: March 29, 2019 March 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom “Welcome Home” Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration Categories: Good Morning San Diego, 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

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday February 1 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, February 1, 2019:#1) Wilmington Youth Hockey’s 80’s & 90’s Trivia NightAn 80’s and 90’s Pop Culture Trivia Night to benefit Wilmington Youth Hockey will take place from 7pm to 11pm at Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue). Tickets cost $20 and tables of 10 cost $200. Enjoy trivia, music, games and raffles. 80s/90s gear optional. Registration form can be found HERE. All proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Youth Hockey Association.#2) Needleworkers At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a meeting of its Needleworkers from 10am to noon. If you do any kind of needlework, this group is for you. Bring a project and learn from others while enjoying a little conversation and camaraderie. No registration required.#3) Drop-In Preschool Story Time At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a drop-in preschool story time at 10am. Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.#4) Bingo At Senior Center The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its weekly bingo game at 1pm.#5) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, September 6In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, August 16, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Audi teases sharp AIme design study for Shanghai Motor Show

first_img 0 2018 Audi S4: The sweet spot sport sedan More From Roadshow Concept Cars Autonomous Vehicles Electric Cars Audi’s tradition of incorporating “AI” into the names of its futuristic concepts will continue at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show, with the addition of the AI:me design study.Audi on Tuesday released a set of teaser sketches for the AI:me design study concept, ahead of its debut at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show on April 15. Audi didn’t offer up too many details, saying only that it shows off Audi’s idea of an automated car for “the megacities of tomorrow.”Its intended purpose is evident in its design. The wheels are stretched as far to the extremes of the body as possible, both longitudinally and latitudinally, leaving oodles of space for its occupants. It doesn’t stray too far from Audi’s design language, though, retaining some semblance of a grille and a set of headlights that look like they could have come from any recent Audi concept.Enlarge ImageThe grille is a dead giveaway that it’s an Audi. But the rest of it? Not so much. Audi There’s a retractable steering wheel inside with a futuristic design that’s closer to an aviation yoke than a traditional steering wheel. Audi made generous use of wood in the cockpit, and it’s offset with leather and other materials, in addition to a series of small screens integrated in the door panels. Looking forward, there’s a single screen that seems to occupy nearly the entire width of the dashboard.Audi’s “AI” concepts are all pretty wild in different ways. The Aicon concept was a wildly styled autonomous EV with 500 miles of range and its own drone, and it did away with traditional headlights and taillights. And then there’s the spongeworthy Elaine concept, which relied a little less on autonomy and carried a more traditiona shape akin to Audi’s Sportback crossovers.audi-aime-teaser-003Enlarge ImageIf only interesting steering wheels were able to graduate to production. Silly regulations… Audi 2018 Audi Q7: Rockin’ the suburbs More about 2019 Audi Q8 Post a comment Tags Review • 2019 Audi Q8 review: Stop worrying and love the roof Share your voice Preview • 2019 Audi Q8: Cross-country tech titan Shanghai Motor Show 2019 Audi Audi 2019 Audi Q8 review: Stop worrying and love the rooflast_img read more

Cordcutters delight The AirTV is just 4999 today

first_img The Cheapskate Walmart Best Buy See it $699 Mentioned Above Sonos Playbar $665 $699 Review • Sonos Playbar review: A sound bar for Sonos disciples Share your voice Media Streamers Gadgets Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers See It Bonus deal No. 2: Get an electric arc lighter for just $6.36tacklife-ely01-close-upCan your lighter do this? Tacklife Still lighting candles with matches? Go back to the 1800s, grandma! For a limited time, Red Baby AI (via Amazon) has the Tacklife ELY01 rechargeable arc lighter for just $6.36 with promo code GZ2Y24C4. That’s even less than the Father’s Day deal from last month. The lighter normally runs $13.See it at AmazonThis thing blows matches and propane lighters out of the water. For starters, it has a gooseneck, so it can light where you need it to light. It’s windproof, because there’s no actual flame to blow out. And it won’t ever run out of propane, because it relies on a rechargeable battery that’s good for up to 1,000 uses (!) between charges.The only caveat: If you use it to light candles, wax can get on the tip, which can prevent the arc from lightning. Just scrape off the wax with your thumbnail and you should be back in business.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! A sound bar for Sonos disciples Now playing: Watch this: Tags Preview • The Sonos Playbar is official: A sleek sound bar that streams all your music for $700 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sonos Playbar At just $50 refurbished, the AirTV is one of the cheapest ways to keep local TV channels. And no monthly fees! AirTV Update, July 11: The refurb AirTV is sold out at the $50 price. You can pick up a new AirTV at Amazon for $80 ($40 off), or you can check out the similar Amazon Fire TV Recast for $130 ($100 off). That latter product costs more — and only works with a Fire TV streamer — but it includes a built-in 500GB DVR. Like the AirTV, however, it requires no monthly fees.Read the Air TV review | Read the Fire TV Recast reviewFor many a cable TV cord-cutter, local channels are the final piece of the puzzle. How can you continue to watch (or record) those stations without piling on more monthly fees and defeating the whole point of cutting the cord?Here’s how: Today only, and while supplies last, Woot has the refurbished AirTV dual-tuner local-channel streaming box for $49.99, with free shipping for Amazon Prime subscribers. (Others pay $5.)See it at WootEverything you need to know about this product, you can find in CNET’s AirTV review. However, allow me to sum up: Connect an antenna to the AirTV box, then link the box to your Wi-Fi network (or plug it into your router’s Ethernet port). Presto! Now you can watch live local channels via your streaming devices (Fire TV, Roku and so on) and mobile devices (even if you’re away from home).Better still, the AirTV can pull DVR duty, though it’s BYO USB hard drive. If you have an extra one lying around, great. If not, here’s a Toshiba Canvia 1TB drive for just $49. (My point: Adding your own storage is extremely affordable.)Although the box was “built for SlingTV,” you definitely don’t need a SlingTV subscription. If you have one, those channels will populate the program guide alongside your local ones, which is nice. Even nicer? There’s no monthly fee for AirTV’s program guide.So, yeah, you’re in for $50 for the box. And if you already have an antenna and hard drive, you’re done. The latter is optional, and here’s an indoor HD antenna for just $17.Cord-cutting solutions don’t get much cheaper than this. Even if Woot’s supply of refurbs runs out, the AirTV is quite reasonable at $79.99.If you’ve used one and have thoughts to share, hit the comments section!Bonus deal: The Sonos Playbar drops to $549 (save $150)Sonos Playbar Jason Jenkins/CNET Speaking of refurbished gear for your TV viewing pleasure, the Sonos Playbar sound bar normally sells for $699, but for a limited time, you can get a refurb Playbar for $549. That’s a rare deal and one of the biggest discounts I can recall seeing on this speaker.See it at SonosEverything you need to know about it, you can learn in CNET’s Sonos Playbar review. (Wow, did this thing really come out way back in 2014?)One thing worth adding: All refurbished Sonos gear is guaranteed to be good as new, right down to the full one-year warranty. Sure, at $549 the Playbar is still a pricey addition to a home theater — but at least it’s a little less outrageous. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 3:19 See It Amazon Bluetooth Roku Toshiba Comments $699 Crutchfield See It 33last_img read more

Xiaomi Mi Fan Festival 2019 You can get Poco F1 Redmi Note

first_imgRs 199 Rs 3,500Rs 3,500 Rs 5,000Rs 6,000 Rs 7,999Rs 9,999 Rs 20,999 Rs 6,999 Redmi 6 (3GB+32GB) Mi Compact Bluetooth Speaker 2 Rs 400 POCO F1 Rs 7,999Rs 9,999 Close Rs 8,499 Rs 299 Rs 399 India’s leading smartphone brand Xiaomi announced the company’s annual Mi Fan Festival date details, inciting excitement among fans.Like previous years, Xiaomi is offering flat discounts and lucrative Re 1 flash sale on popular products including the latest Redmi Note 7 Pro, flagship Poco F1, Mi LED TV 4A PRO (32-inch) and more. It Mi Fan Festival will kick off on April 4 and conclude on 6.Some of the deals announced by Xiaomi include Poco F1 (review) will be available for Rs 20,999 for 6GB+128GB variant, Mi LED TV 4 PRO (55) can be grabbed for Rs 45,999; You can get the Redmi Note 5 Pro (4GB+64GB) and (6GB+64GB) for Rs 10,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively, and Redmi Note 6 Pro (4GB+64GB) will see its price drop by Rs 5,000 and will be available at Rs 10,999. Full details are in the table below. Xiaomi Mi Fan Festival will kick off on April 4 and conclude on April 6.Xiaomi India Website (screen-shot)Besides that, a customer with HDFC Bank can claim 5% instant discount up to Rs 500 and there will also be EMI transaction option applicable on Mi LED TV, Mi Soundbar and all smartphones.If you have a Mobikwik wallet app, you can claim 15% instant MobiKwik SuperCash up to Rs 2000 and is applicable on all products.And those customers with Mi Pay, they stand a chance to win Mi TVs and Redmi Note 7 every day during the contest period.Furthermore, Xiaomi will be hosting a mystery box sale for Rs 99, which will have a surprise gift worth up to Rs 2,400. Rs 1,599 Rs 200 Mi LED TV 4 PRO (55) Redmi Y2(3GB +32GB)(4GB+64GB) Rs 999 Rs 5,000 Rs 10,999Rs 11,999 Rs 2,500RS 3,500 Rs 4,000 Poco F1 comes with 6.18-inch full HD display with iPhone X-like notch on the top housing an advanced 20MP camera with IR sensor for face unlock capability. It can even work in the dark environment.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaXiaomi has also launched an interactive games such as ‘Fun and Furious’, a car racing multiplayer game on Mi.com for fans with regional & global leader boards wherein they stand a chance to win prizes such as Redmi Note 7, Mi Sports Bluetooth Earphones and there will also be another ‘Play and Win’ game wherein Mi Fans can spin the virtual wheel and gain a chance to win coupons and amazing prizes such as Poco F1, Mi Band 3  as well as Mi coupons.Xiami Mi Fan Festival 2019 discounts on Mi products:ProductsProductsDiscountDiscountNew priceNew priceProductsRedmi 6 (3GB+32GB)DiscountRs 2,000New priceRs 6,999ProductsRedmi Y2(3GB +32GB)(4GB+64GB)DiscountRs 2,500RS 3,500New priceRs 7,999Rs 9,999ProductsRedmi 6 Pro(3GB+32GB)(4GB+64GB)DiscountRs 3,500Rs 3,500New priceRs 7,999Rs 9,999ProductsRedmi Note 5 Pro(4GB+64GB)(6GB+64GB)DiscountRs 5,000Rs 6,000New priceRs 10,999Rs 11,999ProductsRedmi Note 6 ProDiscountRs 5,000New priceRs 10,999ProductsPOCO F1DiscountRs 4,000New priceRs 20,999ProductsMi LED TV 4 PRO (55)DiscountRs 9,000New priceRs 45,999ProductsMi Earphones BlackDiscountRs 400New priceRs 599ProductsMi Earphones SilverDiscountRs 400New priceRs 599ProductsMi Band – HRX EditionDiscountRs 800New priceRs 999ProductsMi Compact Bluetooth Speaker 2DiscountRs 200New priceRs 699ProductsMi Pocket Speaker 2 BlackDiscountRs 200New priceRs 1,299ProductsMi Bluetooth Speaker 2 WhiteDiscountRs 1,100New priceRs 1,599ProductsMi Body Composition ScaleDiscountRs 1,300New priceRs 1,499ProductsMi Air Purifier 2SDiscountRs 4,500New priceRs 8,499ProductsNew USB Cable 120cmDiscountRs 150New priceRs 149Products2-in-1 USB Cable 100cmDiscountRs 200New priceRs 199ProductsNew USB ChargerDiscountRs 200New priceRs 299ProductsUSB Quick ChargerDiscountRs 200New priceRs 399ProductsRedmi 6 (3GB+32GB)DiscountRs 2,000New priceRs 6,999 New price Products Mi Earphones Black Rs 6,999 Mi Bluetooth Speaker 2 White Rs 599 Rs 200 Mi Air Purifier 2S Rs 2,000center_img Rs 200 Rs 599 Redmi Note 5 Pro(4GB+64GB)(6GB+64GB) IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:05/0:25Loaded: 0%0:05Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:20?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Rs 1,300 Rs 699 Mi Pocket Speaker 2 Black Redmi 6 (3GB+32GB) New USB Cable 120cm Rs 400 Discount Rs 9,000 Mi Body Composition Scale Redmi Note 6 Pro Rs 1,499 Rs 1,299 Rs 10,999 Rs 200 Rs 45,999 Redmi 6 Pro(3GB+32GB)(4GB+64GB) Rs 2,000 Rs 149 Mi Earphones Silver Rs 150 New USB Charger 2-in-1 USB Cable 100cm Rs 200 USB Quick Charger Rs 4,500 Mi Band – HRX Edition Rs 800 Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? Rs 1,100last_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

Nayan Bonds patronised by police politicians

first_imgSabbir Ahmed alias Nayan Bond. File PhotoSabbir Ahmed alias Nayan Bond, main accused of Rifat Sharif murder and killed in an alleged gunfight with police, created a criminal gang ‘Group 007’ under the patronisation of police and politicians. Nayan’s relatives and local politicians have said this. Nayan’s mother Shahida Akhter said Nayan did not become ‘Nayan Bond’ in a day. An influential quarter created Nayan Bond to use him, she said.Shahida, however, did not talk about the influential quarter.Nayan Bond and his criminal gang ‘Group 007’ came up in the discussions after Rifat was hacked to death in broad daylight in Barguna town on 26 June and the video footage of the murder went viral.Prime accused Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayan Bond was killed in what police called a gunfight with them in Barguna’s Burirchar on 2 July.But questions haunt Barguna people as to who are behind the rise of Nayan Bond.According to an investigation of Prothom Alo, Sunam Debnath, Barguna district Awami League unit science and technology affairs secretary, patronised Nayan Bond. Sunam is also the son of Dhirendra Debnath Shombhu, a member of parliament (MP) from Barguna-1 constituency. Shawon Talukdar and Abhijit Talukdar, two brothers-in-law of Sunam Debnath, were directly involved in different criminal activities committed by Nayan.Nayan built good relations with local police. He maintained regular contacts with at least six officers of Barguna Sadar police station and Detective Branch (DB) of police. Before becoming a small criminal, Nayan had a relation with police. He was also a so-called informant of police. In different criminal activities in the town, he got support from police. Alongside a number of police officers, politicians patronised him. Through this, he and his gang established supremacy in the entire town. None talked against them out of fear.“A group of youth does not become desperate naturally. It requires backing. There is no scope to spare those who gave them shelter,” Barguna district AL joint general secretary Motaleb Mridha said to Prothom Alo.Nayan’s mother Shahida Begum said Nayan was a good student at his boyhood. He got scholarships in class V and VIII. After the death of his father, a bank official in 2007, Nayan lost his interest in studies.Noor Hossain, a close friend of Nayan, said his love affair severed after the death of his father and he started taking cannabis. Before passing SSC, he was addicted to yaba and heroine in 2011. Then, he got involved in petty crimes including snatching cell phones and ornaments, he added. On 7 July 2011, a case was filed against Nayan on charges of snatching ornaments from a female student who was going to school.In 2017, he formed a criminal gang and controlled drug trade in the town. He opened a Facebook ID Nayan Bond. Members of his gang added Bond in their names too. On condition of anonymity, a councillor of Barguna municipality told Prothom Alo that he handed over Nayan to police when he (Nayan) went to a saw mill for extortion. As Nayan made a phone call, Sunam Debnath appeared on the spot. By the time, police took away Nayan in a pickup van. The councillor came to know later that Sunam helped Nayan get released from police van before it reached police station.Sunam Debnath was not available over phone for comments.A number of youths, who are involved in drug trade and criminal activities in Barguna town said Nayan was the informant of three DB officials including assistant sub inspector Khairul Hasan. Verifying the call list of Nayan, his contact with Khairul Hasan has been confirmed. When asked, Khairul said, “I had no contact with Nayan.” About Nayan Bond’s role as police informant, Barguna superintendent of police Maruf Hossain said, “The informant of police is a secret matter. The police officials are not compelled to disclose who their informant is.” Nayan’s mother Shahida Akhter said her son had a contact with police.This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.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

Policy Institute Searches for Better Ways to Keep DC Residents Safe

first_imgThe Justice Policy Institute in Northwest D.C. is advocating a different approach to addressing violence within the community.Marc Schindler, executive director for the institute, a national research and policy organization that works on juvenile and justice issues, told the AFRO on Dec. 8, “It is really impossible to have a conversation about community safety without talking about the all too easy access to fire arms.” He explained the District is a city where firearms are easy to obtain which leads to more violent and often fatal crimes.Other than addressing the issue of gun control, the institute advocates for providing opportunities to young adults and families rather than relying on the aid of police officers.“Too often in poor communities and in communities of color, the first responders are law enforcement.” Schindler said, emphasizing that he would rather a medical agency respond to a crime that involved someone suffering from a mental health disorder then the police department.So the institute encourages policies that could lead to safer communities like having more counselors in the school system. He said the government should spend less money on policing schools and more resources to, “have people respond that are trained to deal with youth behavioral problems.”Although organizations like Justice Policy Institute are trying to prevent misconduct, there is still a surge of aggressive crimes throughout the area, such as the rising number of homicides within the District. According to Metropolitan Police Department, the homicide count is 152 as of Dec. 8, a 58.3 percent rise from the 96 last year.Violent crimes in the area also include a recent wave of armed robberies that occurred over the weekend in Northwest D.C. Police are searching for the group of suspects as concerns for neighborhood safety grow amongst residents.The victims in the assaults in Northwest were not physically harmed, but a Southeast victim, Kwaza K. Blue, 20, died Dec. 5 after being shot.Lauren Poteat contributed to this article.last_img read more

Chinese Streamer iQIYI Squeezed by Changing Content Context

first_imgThe company described the result as “another solid quarter of performance” and said that its strategy remains unchanged. “With the fast development of China’s entertainment industry and the approaching 5G commercialization, we are confident in our growth prospects and look forward to capturing the enormous opportunities ahead,” said Gong Yu, iQIYI founder and CEO.The company acknowledged “some recent challenges facing our industry” without elaborating on regulatory changes that made production more onerous, and the slowing rate of China’s economic growth.iQIYI itself paid $732 million for content in the quarter, an increase of 7%. But its sales of content to third parties dropped by 4%, due to delayed content deliveriesOn a conference call with analysts, Gong said that iQIYI had generally benefited from the film and TV production slowdown that began in the second half of 2018. “We have regained bargaining power and are more in control of our content costs,” he said, referring specifically to a reduction of talent costs, following the Fan Bingbing tax scandal. He said that where talent costs might previously have accounted for RMB 80-120 million per show, that has now fallen back to RMB40-50 million. CFO Wang Xiaodong said that content costs were likely to remain within the guidance that the company has previously provided, albeit at the upper end.Advertising revenues dropped by 16% “mainly due to the challenging macroeconomic environment in China, the delay of certain content launches and slower-than-expected recovery of (its) in-feed advertising.”Baidu, which has lost some of its tech sector dominance, made operating profits of RMB233 million ($33 million) in the April to June period. In the equivalent period last year it made operating profit RMB5.42 billion. In the January to March period it lost RMB936. Baidu’s quarterly revenue grew to RMB26.3 billion ($3.84 billion), a 1% increase on last year.Indicative prices after normal stock trading hours showed iQIYI ADR shares slumping by 9% to $16.40, compared with a Tuesday official close of $18.08. Baidu ARD shares moved in the opposite direction, rising from $104.22 at close to $113 in after hours trading. Popular on Variety YouTube Yanks 210 Channels for Spreading Propaganda Against Hong Kong Protests Related China Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Roars to Top With $101 Million Debut ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Chinese video streaming giant iQIYI saw its losses deepen, in the April to June second quarter of its financial year. The company grew subscriptions, but was hit by rising content costs and lower advertising revenueIts parent company, Chinese search leader, Baidu saw its year on year profits drop, though it recovered from loss in the first quarter. Both companies are listed on the U.S.-based NASDAQ stock market.Revenues at iQIYI grew to RMB7.1 billion ($1.01 billion), an increase of 15% that exceeded financial analysts’ consensus estimates of 7%. The company confirmed that subscriptions narrowly topped 100 million at the end of June.But iQIYI’s operating losses grew to $272 million (RMB1.9 billion in the quarter, with the loss margin worsening from 22% to 26% reflecting increased spending on content. Net losses increased to $339 million (RMB2.3 billion) up from RMB2.1 billion in the same quarter last year.last_img read more