Prime Minister Calls on Church to Preach Against Violence

first_img The Prime Minister said the church’s capacity for counselling and outreach must be used to aid those affected by abuse, as this represents a “practical way we can start to address the issue of violence… which has become a part of our social transaction”. Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has called on church leaders to preach against crime and violence, as it is undermining the family structure. Mr. Holness also challenged the church to speak out against family members committing sexual abuse against minors. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has called on church leaders to preach against crime and violence, as it is undermining the family structure.“Bring it to your pulpit. We cannot allow much of what is happening, particularly the abuse that is happening within families,” he said.The Prime Minister was speaking at the 13th annual National Gathering of Heal the Family, Heal the Nation, held at the National Arena in Kingston on January 3.Mr. Holness also challenged the church to speak out against family members committing sexual abuse against minors.He argued that much of these kinds of abuse result in the perpetuation of greater physical abuse such as beatings from parents, who are supposed to protect their children.“If you see something like that, it is not right. It cannot be accepted practice in our culture. We must expose it and preach against it. If you see someone suffering quietly, reach out to them,” he encouraged.The Prime Minister said the church’s capacity for counselling and outreach must be used to aid those affected by abuse, as this represents a “practical way we can start to address the issue of violence… which has become a part of our social transaction”.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness hailed the chief organisers of the event, Bishop Dr. Delford Davis, and his wife, Minister Dr. Petrova Davis, of the Power of Faith Ministries International, for staging it over the last 13 yearsFor her part, Custos of St. Andrew, Dr. Patricia Dunwell, also commended Dr. Davis “for his steadfastness of purpose” in conceptualising the event and his commitment to healing the families of the nation.Dr. Dunwell, who delivered an address on behalf of the Governor-General, indicated that strong families represent the foundation of a nation worthy of respect from its neighbours and people of the world.The event was held in partnership with the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches under the theme, ‘Jamaica is God’s Place, So is my House’. It brought together members of a number of denominations to pray for the nation, families and Jamaica’s leadership.Also in attendance were Cabinet Ministers and Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Commissioner George Quallo.last_img read more

Chelsea manager explains why Alvaro Morata wasnt on Saturdays lineup

first_imgMorata wasn’t even on the bench for Chelsea’s match against champions Manchester City. Sarri explains the reasoning behind it.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says that Alvaro Morata understands why he wasn’t considered for the squad’s Saturday’s 2-0 win over Manchester City. He also reassured his striker that he does indeed have a future at the club, ESPN reported.Morata was left out of Chelsea’s overall lineup for the first time this season. He has yet to win the support of fans since his big-money move to the Blues.Chelsea’s win came as surprise to many spectators after a dip in form recently led to just one victory in four games. Sarri has repeatedly complained about the lack of determination in his group.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I think it is normal, it was a choice for this kind of match,” Sarri told reporters at Stamford Bridge.“I don’t know if in Brighton we will play in the same way or not, maybe not. I don’t know. I think Alvaro is able to understand that it is only a tactical decision, it is not the final choice.“We thought yesterday that for the first time in the season that there was a possibility to have more spaces – so we wanted to try with Eden – because for the first time there was a possibility to play on the counter-attack.“Willian, Hazard, and Pedro are really very suitable for this kind of play, so it is a normal choice. I think that it is really a very good option and maybe we will try it again in the future. Especially for certain matches.”last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Former Selectwoman Encourages Board To Keep Current Town Counsel

first_imgDear Wilmington Residents,FACT: There are significant risks associated with Olin Superfund Site and the looming New England Transrail (NET) in south Wilmington.FACT: The Olin site is responsible for shutting down the Maple Meadow Brook Aquifer back in 2003.FACT: There are millions, millions, of gallons of contamination in the groundwater associated with the site and has over 100 chemicals of concern.FACT: It is one of the worst sites in the state!FACT: NET is a proposed transrail facility by Olin at the site that is poised to have NO (emphasis added) over sight from the town because they are exempt as a rail carrier.FACT: Olin is seeking an exemption from top level EPA staff to not have to clean up their mess, something that is called a technical waiver. This could soon happen, anytime.FACT: The town has one of the best environmental attorneys in the state that has represented the town well on these issues.FACT: The BOS knows all this.The Wilmington Environmental Restoration Committee (WERC), to which I am VP, is a non-profit set up to oversee the Olin site through a technical assistant grant from the EPA. We also received a grant to help in the review of the NET proposal. We recently went through a similar situation as the town’s current law firm did where our consultants’ company was bought out and split. We did everything in our power to keep the people we had working on the site because the prospects for getting someone up to speed on the complexities of the Olin site would clearly hurt our ability to properly review the site and pending comments on deliverables. It would take years like it took years for the EPA and our current consultants to get up to speed.I voiced these concerns to the BOS at the hearing for town counsel. I said for the past 20 years many citizens have worked 1000’s of hours behind the scenes. We don’t get pay nor recognition and want neither. What we do want is support. Don’t cut our legs from underneath us and leave us with counsel that is uninformed and not up to speed with the nuances of these issues. Unfortunately, once I left a selectman disputed me and said it would only take a few days for new counsel to get up to speed with Olin and NET. That comment just shows the lack of understanding and knowledge about these issues and the multiple layers of regulation and complexities. Makes me wonder what knowledge of the site he posses to say such a thing. I could see taking this risk of replacement if there were issues with the firm. But none have been presented. Otherwise, why then? Politics? This position has been the subject of political significance before and could be playing a role behind the scenes once again.Dan Duetch the environmental attorney for the current firm has done well for the town. Not one Selectman disputed this or the associated attorneys’ credentials. He was an important cog in the wheel to stop NET from putting in a trash transfer station and identifying that the town was at risk with out having a tolling agreement with Olin to protect our rights. Something overlooked by the prior counsel. Any issues brought up at the meeting with counsel ended being the town’s will, not counsel’s. If there are issues find ways to work them out, maybe a temporary agreement? But do not throw the baby out with the bath water or try to fix what is not broken. Too much is at stake and depends on having the best legal representation and that is what residents deserve. I hope the Selectman respect the work WERC is doing on behalf of the town and they do the right thing and not leave us in a more vulnerable position than we already are in regarding Olin and NET.Suzanne SullivanLike 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… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former Selectwoman, Environmental Activist Slams Selectmen For Town Counsel VoteIn “Letter To The Editor”STATE REP RACE Q&A: Judy O’Connell Discusses State Rep Pay, Environmental IssuesIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town To Decide This Fall Whether To Run Water Line To Residents With Contaminated WellsIn “Government”last_img read more

Please stop leaving in AirPods while having sex

first_img Review • AirPods 2019 review: King of truly wireless earphones crowned with small enhancements Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Other odd-but-believable results from the TickPick survey: Nearly one in four folk-music fans have cried during sex. Fans of electronic dance music are more likely to admit to sexual fetishes than fans of other genres. Heavy-metal fans are most likely to use contraceptives. More than 25 percent of country-music fans admitted to one-night stands. (Hey, if it weren’t for that last one, half of country-music songs might not be written.)TickPick doesn’t specify how many of the 1,010 people surveyed actually own AirPods, so we don’t really know how many people that 17 percent represents. Still, one “yes” answer is one “yes” too many. $144 Apple Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple Turned On reading • Please stop leaving in Apple AirPods while having sex $159 Culture Mobile Accessories See It Apple Share your voice Amazon CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean itcenter_img See it Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier $144 Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2019 (Charging Case) Comments More on the intersection of sex and tech $144 See It See All • Meet the people hacking their bodies for better sex ‘Consent condoms’ need four hands to open box VR ‘sex helmet’ concept will haunt your nightmares Who are you people who are not only doing this, but admitting to it? Sarah Tew/CNET Are those AirPods in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? In yet another sign we’re living in the final days, some people are apparently leaving their Apple AirPod wireless headphones in their ears while they have sex. Yeah, you know who you are.Ticket marketplace TickPick surveyed 1,010 people who both enjoy listening to music and are sexually active to discover their preferences in both areas. Answers are self-reported, so it’s possible everyone was lying and no one has ever left their AirPods in while getting busy. But if you believe the numbers, 17 percent of AirPod owners who responded are rocking out with their, er, AirPods in.The survey didn’t ask necessary follow-up questions, such as: Why? Or are the AirPods actually transmitting music? And if so, are we talking Barry White here, or are the lovers in question just catching up on their This American Life podcast backlog? Apple AirPods 2019 See It Best Buy 10last_img read more

Arrest warrant against Tarique 2 ETV journos

first_imgTarique RahmanA Dhaka court on Monday issued warrants for the arrest against BNP senior vice c-Chairman Tarique Rahman and two senior journalists of Ekushey TV in a sedition case.Dhaka metropolitan sessions judge Mohammad Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order taking into cognizance the charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, Ekushey TV’s chief reporter Mahathir Faruqui Khan and its special correspondent Kanak Sarwer.The court also directed officer-in-charge of Tejgaon Police Station to submit a report on the arrest order by November 20.Meanwhile, the court granted bail to ETV chairman Abdus Salam.The court also rejected a time petition filed by Kanak.On September 6, DB inspector Emdadul Haque, also investigating officer (IO) of the case, submitted a charge sheet against four people, including Tarique Rahman in the sedition case.On January 8, 2015, sub-inspector Borhanuddin filed the sedition case with Tejgaon Police Station over the live telecast of a provocative speech by Tarique Rahman at a programme in London on January 5.According to the case, Tarique Rahman instigated his party men by delivering ‘provocative’ speech against law enforcers which led the country to anarchy at that time.Abdus Salam reportedly committed the same offence by broadcasting Tarique Rahman’s ‘provocative’ speech on his television channel. The case statement also said the broadcasting of the Tarique’s speech posed a threat to the sovereignty of Bangladesh.last_img read more

You need to know when to unplug

first_imgHi, I live alone in Delhi. I work in a BPO and my long hours ensure that my house is in complete mess! I hate the look of it now. What to do?Pratap, New DelhiIf you don’t put regular work into organising and maintaining cleanliness in your home, you can expect disaster. First things first, pick a few hours a week to dedicate to cleaning up your home. Hire help if you need it and can afford it, or find a way to actually enjoy the cleaning time, like watching TV or listening to music. Some people are naturally blessed with the ability to organize and stay organized but if you are not one of them, ensure you are a good manager who will be able to manage the domestic helps to put things in order. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’My husband works in IT firm. He’s completely addicted to technology! He is obsessed these days. It’s affecting our lives badly. What should be done?Ruby, NoidaTechnology can have a large presence in our lives without causing problems, but we need to know when to unplug. We definitely want to unplug before bed, as keeping technology in the bedroom tends to make us use it and glowing screens in the dark will help us sleep better. It will also serve as an early morning distraction and potentially make us late to work. One of the major problems technology addiction has caused is a lack of awareness. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixI can’t sleep for more than 4 hours each day. I wake up and sometimes feel tired all day long! I’m 17 and feel bad about this!Niharika, PunjabSleep is really important. It may actually be more important than food. It may even help you lose weight. If you’re not sleeping well, there are so many things you can try to fix the problem. First of all, stop reading your backlit screens before going to bed! In fact, just keep technology out of the bedroom all together. You also should limit your caffeine and other stimulants. Eating heavier in the morning and less at night can aid in better sleep.. You have to experiment a little to find what works, but when you take care of yourself physically, in general, you’ll likely find that sleeping works just the way it should. I am working for last 6 years. I haven’t been able to save any money. I always am broke! How can I improve my life?Tejas, HaryanaIn reality, most of us feel broke all the time. Salaries, income never feel enough! But you surely can try earning through other sources. The web offers plenty of ways to make some extra cash. If more work isn’t quite what you were hoping for, just make the most of being poor (or poor-ish). Live smaller, do what it takes to be happy in the limits. If over-spending is a problem, you need to immediately STOP. Get rid of credit cards. Don’t worry, most of us are on the same boat brother! Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more

A step towards sustaining the rich cultural heritage of Indian textiles

first_imgIndia International Centre is organising a symposium around the exhibition ‘Leela: Art World of Pahari Women’, which is an exploration and recreation of varied stitches and textures used in Pahari embroidery. The symposium will be conducted at Art gallery, Kamala Devi Complex on February 24. Based on the theme of ‘Capacity building measures for sustaining textile heritage of India’, the event will be attended between 11 am and 1 pm.Pahari region (Hill states of Punjab) was well known for the tradition of illustrious embroidery on articles made by women in their leisure time. The embroidery was seen on religious textiles, apparel, and other utilitarian household objects. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe exclusive exhibition of such embroidery work, conceptualised and curated by Dr. Rohini Arora, will showcase rumals, wall hangings and apparel based on traditional themes, using naturally dyed untwisted silk threads.The exhibition is put on view to recreate the whole realm of embroidery, which is a beautiful amalgamation of stitches, textures and ornamental features. A detailed analysis of museum pieces, allied to a field survey of artisans and a review of the commercial market, has helped to restore a traditional embroidery technique through intervention with the embroiderers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe symposium, prior to the exhibition, is organized for disseminating the information and bringing together practicing artisans, higher education professionals, NGO and museum representatives to engage in enriching and fruitful conversations about sustaining the rich cultural heritage of Indian textiles. The discussion may focus on historical development of traditional textiles, trade aspects; characteristic features originating from sociological, cultural or anthropological contexts or constraints; availability of resources; preventive conservation etc.last_img read more