NEW RESTAURANT ALERT Habit Burger Grill To Open Its First New England

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”BREAKING NEWS: What’s Going On With Michael’s Place?In “Business”The Dunkin’ Next To The RMV Holds Grand Reopening, Donates $2,000 To Wilmington Fourth of July CommitteeIn “Business” WILMINGTON, MA — Habit Burger Grill announced this week it will be opening in Wilmington — in the new retail plaza being built at 196 Ballardvale Street — across the street from Target.Never heard of this popular burger joint? The California-based Habit Burger Grill has 265 restaurants in 12 states, but none in New England… until its Wilmington location opens in the spring of 2020.Habit Burger Grill is expanding into Massachusetts and New Hampshire after inking a 7-store development agreement with Adam Quinn, Chief Operating Officer of Heidi Burgers LLC. Quinn, a Dunkin Donuts franchisee who owns six of the locations in town, has 15 years of experience in the quick service restaurant industry. Quinn has repeatedly given back to the Wilmington community, including a recent $5,000 donation to Wilmington Public Schools.Quinn will open Habit locations in Middlesex County and Essex County, with the first location planned for Wilmington.“I knew I wanted to partner with The Habit when I met the leadership team. I was impressed with their focus on operational execution, the guest experience and metrics-based decision making,” said Adam Quinn, Chief Operating Officer at Heidi Burgers in a statement. “We are excited to bring the hand-crafted-to-order quality and value of The Habit’s chargrilled burgers, sandwiches and salads to the Bay State and beyond. We know consumers will fall in love with The Habit Burger Grill in the same way my wife and I did.”“Massachusetts and New Hampshire are burger strongholds, and we are eager to see Heidi Burgers bring our chargrilled style of food and focus on customer service to this area. We’ve met few operators who have as much passion for the way we do business as Adam Quinn. We look forward to his team’s success in these communities,” added Russ Bendel, President and CEO of The Habit Restaurants.According to a press release from the company, the Habit Burger Grill — currently celebrating its 50th anniversary – is “a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and handcrafted sandwiches featuring USDA choice sirloin steak, grilled chicken, and sushi-grade ahi tuna cooked over an open flame.”The restaurant also features fresh made-to-order salads; popular sides — onion rings, sweet potato fries, french fries, and tempura green beans; and tasty shakes and malts.The restaurant was named as having the “Best Tasting Burger in America” in 2014 by Consumers Report. Just this year, the restaurant was named the winner of USA Today’s 10 Favorite Regional Fast-Food Chains.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.last_img read more

Terminator Dark Fates first trailer brings Linda Hamilton back as Sarah Connor

first_img 77 Photos Reyes, Davis and Hamilton will see you now. Paramount Pictures The Terminator is back. For the sixth time.The latest in the series, Terminator: Dark Fate, teased us Wednesday with a sunset-drenched poster focused on Linda Hamilton, the mother of cool mothers, as Sarah Connor. Then came the trailer on Thursday, placing her front and center with a moment inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s gunslinging coolness. Tags 2:28 Dark Fate is a direct sequel to James Cameron’s Judgement Day, ignoring everything that happened in 2015’s widely panned Genisys, as well as Rise of The Machines and Salvation. The poster promises the sequel’s events will take place “the day after Judgment Day,” with Sarah Connor as the future leader of the Resistance in the war against Skynet, another AI humans can’t seem to get along with.Terminator newcomer Mackenzie Davis, who Black Mirror fans will know from the episode San Junipero, plays a super-soldier sent from the future to protect Natalia Reyes’ Dani Ramos from a new Terminator. Saving a minor who’s important for reasons that’ll become clear in the future? Sounds like the franchise is returning to its jam.Notably, behind-the-scenes an exciting story played out, with Cameron returning to the franchise as a producer after regaining the film rights this year. Deadpool director Tim Miller will take charge, so we can hope there’ll be moments of comedy among the many big fights.Terminator: Dark Fate will storm into theatres Nov. 1. Now playing: Watch this: Commentscenter_img Terminator: Dark Fate’s first trailer reveals a battle-ready… 2019 movies to geek out over Share your voice 7 TV and Movieslast_img read more

Game of Thrones writers sign a huge multiyear deal with Netflix

first_img Game of Thrones Netflix 3:38 50 Photos Tags Game of Thrones season 8 VFX breakdown Post a comment 2019 TV shows you can’t miss David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed an overall deal to develop new films and series for Netflix pic.twitter.com/57gLQOSTLE— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) August 7, 2019center_img Share your voice 0 In a joint statement, the pair said, “We’ve had a beautiful run with HBO for more than a decade and we’re grateful to everyone there for always making us feel at home.” They say they are “honored” Netflix has brought them on board.”We are thrilled to welcome master storytellers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, in a statement. “They are a creative force and have delighted audiences worldwide with their epic storytelling. We can’t wait to see what their imaginations will bring to our members.”A brief glance at the response to this new signing, on Twitter, isn’t particularly kind to D&D. Some users balked at the signing just days after Netflix cancelled The OA.The anger stems from a divisive final season of Thrones. Many fans have torched the Game of Thrones creators after they failed to stick the landing in the show’s final year. Even though the public response was relatively brutal, the show managed to rack up 32 Emmy nominations this year. TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Jeff Kravitz The two minds behind HBO’s mega-hit turned mega-disappointment Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have struck a multiyear deal with Netflix, according to a report by Deadline on Wednesday. The duo will create exclusive content for the streaming giant outside their deal with Disney to direct an upcoming Star Wars trilogy.D&D, as they’ve come to be known, were in high demand, with media giants Netflix, Amazon and Disney all in talks to secure their services. Netflix ultimately won out with sources telling the Hollywood Reporter the deal is worth $200 million and will include film and TV projects. The pair had spent over 10 years at HBO working on Game of Thrones.last_img read more

BSE closes points 4148 down on Dec 11

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 41.48 points down to stand at 21,213.78. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 24.95 points down to stand at 6,307.90. Suzlon Energy and Bharti Infratel were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.42% and 3.85% along with Dish TV India and MRF with an increase of 3.66% and 3.60% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Pipavav Defence and JSW ENERGY with a decrease of 4.95% and 4.00% along with MCX and Adani Enterprises Ltd. with a decrease of 3.71% and 3.63% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 132.39 points at 12,322.75 while the banking sector is up 24.49 points at 13,535.12 and the realty sector is down 2.75 points at 1,377.67. The Indian currency is down 0.42% at Rs 61.30 per dollar.last_img read more

AirAsia Starts Operations from Delhi Inaugural Flights Launched at ₹1km

first_imgNo-frills airline AirAsia has started operating from New Delhi on Thursday, besides expanding its list of flying destinations to Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.The capital city will act as a base for the Indo-Malaysian low-cost carrier to cater to North Indian market. AirAsia will now run flights from New Delhi to Bengaluru, Guwahati and Goa.”We are very excited to step into Delhi. The celebration today is the result of constant hard work, meticulous planning and undying dedicated spirit of our team. I would like to thank everyone associated with AirAsia India for the support. We hope to enable more people to experience air travel in India,” AirAsia India chief executive Mittu Chandilya told The Economic Times.As part of an introductory offer, the company enables the customers to book tickets at ₹1 per km to Visakhapatnam. The airline is set to run flights to the city from next month.Budget carrier opened bookings for the destination on Thursday and the offer will end on 24 May. The travel covered under the new offer is between 18 June 2015 and 31 May 2016.As per the new offer, the flight tickets from Bengaluru to Visakhapatnam will cost ₹1,400 (all-inclusive), the airline told NDTV Profit.The inaugural flights from New Delhi were also charged at ₹1 per km.Excluding the new route, AirAsia runs flights to Chennai, Kochi, Goa, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Pune with Bengaluru as South Indian hub.Even after commencing its operations almost a year ago, the company still has no plans to run flights to Mumbai. It has a fleet of 5 Airbus A320s and employs 540 people.”As an airline we are not profitable as yet, but we are very close to it,” Chandilya told Hindustan Times.Another low-cost airline, SpiceJet, launched a special discount offer ‘CelebrationSale’ on Tuesday to mark completion of 10 years in the industry. The discount offer, which commenced on Tuesday (19 May), ends on 21 May midnight and comes with fares starting from ₹1,010.last_img read more

Saudi oil minister Khalid alFalih delivers mild shocker to India

first_imgIndia, which imports about 80 per cent of its fuel needs, could see its finances going haywire if a recent statement by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih proves right. On Sunday, the minister said that crude oil prices are “nearing their end” since the demand-supply dynamics are improving.”The current down cycle is nearing an end. Market fundamentals, in terms of supply and demand, have begun to improve. We are optimistic that oil prices will continue to improve in the future,” Khalid al-Falih told a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Sunday after a Gulf ministerial meeting in Riyadh, reports AFP.Oil prices have rebounded sharply from $30 per barrel in January this year to levels of $50 currently in the global market.As a businessman put it aptly, it could well end India’s honeymoon on inflation.”As oil touches 50$, India’s honeymoon on inflation, current account may be over. Micro needs to improve faster as macro tail winds slow down,” Uday Kotak, executive vice-chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank, tweeted in May.India’s disproportionate dependence on crude oil to fulfil its massive fuel consumption makes it vulnerable to rise in prices in the international market. If the cost of landing crude goes up, there is a cascading effect on domestic petrol, diesel and aviation fuel prices, spiking inflation.This could be politically disadvantageous for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is eyeing a comeback in Uttar Pradesh where elections are due early next year.A win in India’s largest state would not only strengthen the ruling party at the Centre, but also enable it to improve its numbers in the Upper House (Rajya Sabha), crucial to pushing economic reforms that have a pan-India effect.The international crude oil price for India was $49.41 per barrel on October 21, up from $24.47 on January 21, 2016, according to data published by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.India’s crude oil imports rose 9.1 per cent to 18.81 million metric tons in August 2016, year-on-year.Most of the refining and fuel retailing business in India is handled by state-run companies — Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Oil India Limited. All the firms are listed on stock exchanges.The two prominent players in the private sector are Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Essar Oil. The latter recently sold 98 per cent stake to a consortium led by Russia’s Rosneft for $12.9 billion.last_img read more

SC orders to remove stairs of Hanif Flyover

first_img.The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the HC order that asked the authorities concerned to remove all the illegal stairs from Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover, reports news agency UNB. A three-member Appellate Division bench led by chief justice SK Sinha disposed of the leave to appeal petition filed by Orion Infrastructure Limited, the builder company, seeking stay on a High Court order. Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud moved for the Orion Infrastructure Limited while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state. On 31 May, the High Court, in its suomoto move, asked home secretary, commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Orion Infrastructure Limited to demolish the stairs from the flyover. Later, the chamber judge of the Appellate Division of the SC justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed a status quo order following a plea filed by the builder company, seeking stay on a High Court order. The suo moto move has been given after the court took into its cognisance a report headlined ‘Mayor Mohamamd Hanif Flyover: None took action against illegal stairs!’ published on 28 May.last_img read more

2 detained for making fake news sites

first_imgMembers of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive detained two people in connection with publishing fake news after developing fake websites of Prothom Alo and some other national newspapers from Tongi in Gazipur and Mohammadpur areas on Thursday. DuplicateThe law enforcement did not disclose the identities of the detainees as yet, reports UNB.Tipped off, a team of RAB-2 conducted separate drives at Tongi in Gazipur and Mohammdpur area and detained two people for making false reports after creating many fake websites.last_img read more

Afghan suicide attack kills 19

first_imgAn Afghan child lays on a hospital bed as he receives treatment in Parwan province on 1 July, 2018. Photo: AFPA suicide bomber blew himself up in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting, killing at least 19 people, many of them Sikhs, officials said Sunday, in the latest violence to rock the country.The attacker struck a market located hundreds of metres from the provincial governor’s compound where Ghani was holding meetings, governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP.Among the 19 dead were 12 Sikhs and Hindus, he told AFP. Another 20 people were wounded.There were scenes of anguish at the hospital where grieving relatives wept and hugged each other as they waited for news of their loved ones.”It is over for us, we are finished, they have massacred us, at least 10 of us,” a man told AFP, too upset to give his name.Provincial health director Najibullah Kamawal confirmed 19 people had been killed, the majority of them Sikhs.Small communities of Sikhs and Hindus reside in what is otherwise an overwhelmingly Muslim nation. It is not clear if they were the intended target of the attack.Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed a suicide bomber carried out the attack — the latest in a series of recent deadly assaults in the restive province.Ghani’s spokesman said the president was still in Nangarhar but was “away from danger”.Ghani arrived in Jalalabad earlier Sunday to open a hospital, part of a two-day visit to the province bordering Pakistan.- Ceasfire ends -The attack came a day after Ghani ordered Afghan security forces to resume offensive operations against the Taliban following the expiration of the government’s 18-day ceasefire.The government’s unilateral truce overlapped with the Taliban’s three-day ceasefire for Eid, but the militants refused to prolong it.The unprecedented ceasefire over the holiday capping Ramadan triggered spontaneous street celebrations involving Taliban fighters, security forces, and war-weary civilians.But it was marred by two suicide attacks in Nangarhar that killed dozens of people and were claimed by the Islamic State group, which has a smaller but relatively potent presence in Afghanistan.IS was not part of the ceasefire.The attack comes as US envoy Alice Wells visits Kabul as part of efforts to ratchet up pressure on the Taliban to engage in peace talks.The Taliban have so far ignored Ghani’s offer of peace negotiations. Instead, they have insisted on direct talks with the United States, which Washington has repeatedly refused.Wells said that since the Afghan government and United States were willing to start talking without preconditions, the onus was now on the Taliban to respond.”Right now it’s the Taliban leaders… who aren’t residing in Afghanistan, who are the obstacle to a negotiated political settlement,” Wells said in remarks embargoed until Sunday.Wells, who is due to hold talks in Pakistan on Monday, said Islamabad also needed to do more to squeeze the Taliban and get them to the negotiating table.”Pakistan has an important role to play… but we have not yet seen that sustained and decisive action on the part of Islamabad,” she said.last_img read more

Malaysia demands justice citizenship for Rohingya Muslims

first_imgRohingyaMalaysia on Saturday said the perpetrators of violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority must “be brought to justice”, in sharp comments delivered at a normally tame regional summit.Myanmar does not recognise the Rohingya as citizens, instead officially labelling them “Bengalis”, short-hand for illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh.A military crackdown in 2017 drove more than 740,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, carrying accounts of rape, mass killings and the razing of villages.UN investigators have called for Myanmar’s top generals to be tried for genocide.But Myanmar’s army and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi have defended the action as necessary to flush out Rohingya militants from Rakhine state.In talks Saturday with Southeast Asian counterparts, Malaysia’s foreign minister Saifuddin Bin Abdullah called for the “perpetrators of the Rohingya issue to be brought to justice”, his ministry said in Tweet.He also said repatriation of the minority from the fetid, overcrowded refugee camps of Bangladesh “must include the citizenship of the Rohingya.”Malaysia, a Muslim country which hosts a large Rohingya refugee population, is one of the few members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to speak up for the minority.The 10-member bloc normally abides by a principle of non-interference in each other’s internal affairs.ASEAN was heavily criticised by rights groups after a report it commissioned lauded Myanmar’s work on the repatriation issue.Rakhine state, the western region home to the Rohingya, remains cut by violence.Only a handful of the Muslim minority have returned under a discredited repatriation deal.Myanmar has not offered citizenship to the mass of Rohingya in Bangladesh’s camps should they return, while the minority also want safety guarantees and restitution of seized lands and torched villages before agreeing to go back.last_img read more

Defiant vigil starts healing in New Zealand after massacre

first_imgStudents hold candles during a vigil in Christchurch on March 18, 2019, three days after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city that claimed the lives of 50 Muslim worshippers. New Zealand will tighten gun laws in the wake of its worst modern-day massacre, the government said on March 18, as it emerged that the white supremacist accused of carrying out the killings at two mosques will represent himself in court. AFPThey came together as one, more than 1,000 students from rival Christchurch schools and different religions, joining voices to honor the 50 lives lost in a massacre that has deeply wounded the cozy New Zealand city.In a park across from the Al Noor mosque, where dozens were killed by a white supremacist gunman, the students sat on the grass in Monday’s fading daylight, lifting flickering candles to the sky as they sang a traditional Maori song.Hundreds then stood to perform a passionate, defiant haka, the famed ceremonial dance of the indigenous Maori people.For many, joining the vigil for the victims of the mass shooting was a much-needed opportunity to soothe their minds after a wrenching few days.Most of the students spent hours locked down in their schools on Friday as police tried to determine if any other shooters were involved in the attacks.Those at the vigil told harrowing tales of being forced to hide under classroom tables or on a school stage behind a curtain, of being instructed not to speak, and to urinate in a bucket rather than risk leaving the classroom for a bathroom.Sarah Liddell, 17, said many of her peers felt intense anxiety since the attack. There was a sense of safety in coming together on Monday, she said.”I feel like it’s just really important to show everyone that one act of violence doesn’t define a whole city,” she said. “This is one of the best ways to show everyone coming together. Some schools have little funny rivalries, but in times like this we all just come together and that’s all forgotten.”The students draped a fence along the park with chains of colorful paper notes, each emblazoned with messages of love and hope and sorrow: “You are not alone.” ”This is your home. You are part of us.” ”We all bleed the same colour.”For 17-year-old Portia Raharaha, who attended the vigil with other students from her Catholic high school, watching the haka was particularly moving.”All the races combining, all students, all ages, both genders, we’re all just coming together,” Raharaha said. “It definitely makes you feel like New Zealand really does come together in a time of darkness and we can really just be who we are,” she said. “Nothing has really changed. Maybe it’s shaken us, but it really hasn’t changed us.”After the ceremony officially ended, many lingered, standing in circles, arms draped around each other’s shoulders, singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and Maori songs. People wandered around with “free hugs” signs, embracing those in need. There were tears, but also smiles.The students’ vigil was a striking and healing counterpoint to Monday’s developments in the mass shooting.A Christchurch gun shop acknowledged selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in shootings at two mosques that have upturned New Zealand’s reputation as one of the world’s most tolerant and safe nations.At a news conference, Gun City owner David Tipple said the store sold four guns and ammunition to Brenton Harrison Tarrant through a “police-verified online mail order process.” The store “detected nothing extraordinary” about the buyer, he said.Separately, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said gun law reforms would be announced within 10 days and an inquiry conducted into intelligence and security services that failed to detect the risk from the attacker or his plans. There have been concerns intelligence agencies were overly focused on the Muslim community in detecting and preventing security risks.Police Commissioner Mike Bush said police are certain that Tarrant was the only gunman but aren’t ruling out that he had support.”I would like tostate that we believe absolutelythere was only one attackerresponsible for this,” he said at a news conference. “That doesn’tmean there weren’t possibly otherpeople in support and that continuesto form a very, very important partof our investigation.”None of the guns sold to Tarrant were military-style, semi-automatic weapons, according to Tipple. It was not clear if any of the firearms Tarrant purchased from Gun City were used in the shootings.In vowing to tighten gun laws, Ardern has said the attacker used five guns, two of them semi-automatic, which were purchased with an ordinary gun license and modified.Tipple said he was disgusted by the killings but felt no responsibility for the tragedy and refused to say whether he believed gun ownership laws should change in New Zealand, insisting that a debate over guns should be held at another time.His store has been criticized, in the wake of the shootings, for leaving out a roadside advertising billboard that shows a parent helping children with rifle target practice.Tarrant, an Australian citizen who lived in New Zealand, appeared Saturday in court, where the judge read one murder charge and said more would likely follow.Tarrant had posted a muddled, 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto online before the attacks and apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to stream live video of the slaughter.Relatives of the dead are now anxiously awaiting word on when they can bury their loved ones. Islamic tradition calls for bodies to be cleansed and buried as soon as possible after death, usually within 24 hours.Ardern has said authorities hope to release all the bodies by Wednesday and police said authorities are working with pathologists and coroners to complete the task as soon as they can.Members of the Muslim community and police were at a cemetery that has been fenced off and obscured with white netting. Backhoes had stopped digging and police officers said they were setting up a media area inside the cemetery.Kawthar Abulaban, 54, who survived the shooting at the Al Noor mosque, came to the cemetery to see the preparations. She did not mind the row of photographers and reporters lined up outside.”It’s good for the world to see what’s happened because people around the world, they thought we were terrorists because some stupid people, they said they are Muslims, they go and kill innocent people,” said Abulaban, who migrated to New Zealand from Jordan 17 years ago.”I will not change my opinion about New Zealand. It’s my country,” she said. “You know I have lots of support, lots of love, lots of kindness from all of the New Zealand people.”last_img read more

Pete Buttigieg Religious left is stirring

first_img Jack Jenkins Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering U.S. Catholics and the intersection of religion and politics.,Load Comments,Anti-extremism program won’t stop hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its flaws Dinner church movement sets the table for food, faith and friendships August 29, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Share This! Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Share This! Share This! Opinion News Share This! By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins DIY Faith • News Tags2020 campaign 2020 election Democratic Party Donald Trump faith and politics immigration Pete Buttigieg Q-and-A religious left religious right,You may also like By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins By their tweets you will know them: The Democrats’ continuing God gap August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has garnered a lot of attention for using God-talk during his presidential campaign. From regular discussions of his own faith to a willingness to challenge those who invoke the divine while supporting the policies of President Trump, the millennial Episcopalian has made religion a centerpiece of his pursuit of the Oval Office.RELATED: Buttigieg walks fine line in courting religious leftButtigieg spoke with Religion News Service to discuss sin, immigration, being a religious millennial and whether he can rally the support of a burgeoning religious left movement. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.What do you see as the appropriate role of religion in American politics?You should be able to offer (messages) that anyone — of all religions or of no religion — should find meaningful. Sometimes we’ve been afraid to use this language because we think it means not honoring the separation of church and state. For me, it means we need to honor the separation and also speak to those who are guided (by faith.)The New Sanctuary Movement has protected undocumented immigrants in houses of worship. You support legislation that would prevent ICE from raiding those churches, but would you urge your faith community take in an undocumented immigrant in defiance of a federal government?I certainly don’t speak for my church, but I can certainly speak for faith traditions that I am a part of (who are) encouraging that. Recently in Iowa a woman shared a story about being a teacher in a community where one of these raids just emptied out this rural town. Like a third of the community was effectively gone the next day. And there was a family that remained in a church and stayed there and lived there for a while.When I’ve experienced people sleeping in a sanctuary, it’s a much more tame stuff. Our church puts up a bike-and-build group that bikes across the country and builds Habitat for Humanity style projects as they go. We let them camp out in sanctuary for a day or two.But certainly that has been part of (religious history) for centuries — the idea of literally refuge in a church. It’s something that shows you just the point we’ve come to, that people feel that they need to turn to a church for physical refuge from the federal government at a time like this.You were the first candidate to hire a faith outreach director. Why intentionally target people of faith in the Democratic primary?Another way to look at it is: why not have one?I think it just makes sense to reach people where they are. Some people are brought together by ethnicity or identity. Some by experience or economic role — that’s what a union is, right? The same is true with faith. So making sure that people who are organized through faith — or perhaps come to politics by way of faith — have a way to connect with our campaign on that wavelength is important to me.It’s not that we’re going to have a different message. Our message is the same for everybody. But we might find different relationships and connections to help ensure that message reaches people who maybe have not felt welcomed or spoken to by my party for some time, even though our positions might very well harmonize with their values.A few weeks ago here in DC you showed up at the Poor People’s Campaign protest outside the White House led in part by the Rev. William Barber, but remained silent — as you put it, offered a “silent witness.” What were you bearing witness to?What I saw was a moral call coming from people of many very different faith traditions, all concerned about how policies of this White House were harming those most in need of our support. And, to me, there’s a direct line between that moral call and what is in the Christian faith. But the people who were there were not all Christian. Nobody was there as a Democrat or a Republican, which is one of the reasons why I understood that my role was simply to be there and witness.There is something going on that is so much bigger than party politics right now. It’s a kind of stirring or, or reawakening. I try to speak about this with a certain kind of humility, because there’s been this kind of progressive dimension to religious activism for much longer than I’ve been on the scene. But it seems to be asserting itself in new ways, and it should be. Because what’s happening is I think a real affront to many of the principles that faith counsels us to uphold when we come into the public square.As a millennial and a person of faith, do you feel like you have to talk differently to your own famously nonreligious demographic when discussing religion?It can feel a little bit countercultural at times. But I guess I also see it as an opportunity to be something of a bridge-builder, to point out all the ways in which these different communities can hear each other. Because there’s certainly no contradiction to me between being young, being progressive and being Christian. I think maybe just providing an example of how that can come about might help others on various sides of these divides realize that we’ve got a common cause here.You’ve criticized those who invoke Christianity while supporting administration policies such as family separation, accusing some of misusing Scripture and misusing faith. Do you see their actions as sinful?I’ll be careful to use that word to kind of point out a speck in my brother’s eye. What I would say is that it’s clear that some naked sins are being at best condoned by people who then summon religious arguments. That rings more and more hollow. It’s not just that we might have a different interpretation of faith, it’s that these arguments no longer stack up even on their own merits, right?For example: Mike Pence’s view of Christian sexuality is obviously a little different than mine. But even with his view, it makes no sense to condone this president and his behavior. So there’s two layers to this. There’s the fact that I subscribe to a vision of faith that leads me to a certain place politically. But it’s also just seeing the hypocrisy among people who now endorse people and practices that are offensive, not only to my values, but to their own. 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Houston Police Officers Reflect On Strategies In Wake Of Recent Shootings

first_img X Listen 00:00 /01:18 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: The Houston Police Department often prides itself on what it says are good community relations, for example by attending meetings with neighborhood groups on a regular basis.Ray Hunt, president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, said he and other officers have been going out to schools and churches to communicate about what each side expects from the other.Speaking on TV 8’s Red, White and Blue, he also said he wants to be as transparent as possible.“I have no problem with us sitting down within 24, 48 hours after a shooting, share with activists, share with everybody the information that we have, so that we can get information out there and make sure that we keep the city safe.”Hunt said this would help preempt any rumors spreading on social media.There has also been much talk about police profiling minorities.HPD executive assistant Chief Michael Dirden said his agency has strategies to reduce bias among its officers, but he said it should go further and also include implicit bias.“There are training opportunities available throughout this country now,” he said. “They’re emerging, but those are things that you can do in terms of psychological evaluation of folks before they become police officers and education and training of police officers once they’re on the force.”Dirden said the most important thing for officers is to communicate well with civilians during encounters.last_img read more

Researchers create most tangled interlocked molecule ever

first_imgThe 12 component (6 × ligand 1; 6 × Fe2+) assembly of the intermediate hexameric circular helicate [Fe616](PF6)12 and the synthesis of the +31#+31#+31 composite knot 2 and 937 link 3. Credit: Nature Chemistry (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41557-018-0124-6 Chemistry researchers create self-tying knotted molecules in the lab More information: Liang Zhang et al. Stereoselective synthesis of a composite knot with nine crossings, Nature Chemistry (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41557-018-0124-6AbstractThe simultaneous synthesis of a molecular nine-crossing composite knot that contains three trefoil tangles of the same handedness and a 937973 link (a type of cyclic [3]catenane topologically constrained to always have at least three twists within the links) is reported. Both compounds contain high degrees of topological writhe (w = 9), a structural feature of supercoiled DNA. The entwined products are generated from the cyclization of a hexameric Fe(II) circular helicate by ring-closing olefin metathesis, with the mixture of topological isomers formed as a result of different ligand connectivity patterns. The metal-coordinated composite knot was isolated by crystallization, the topology unambiguously proven by tandem mass spectrometry, with X-ray crystallography confirming that the 324-atom loop crosses itself nine times with matching handedness (all Δ or all Λ) at every metal centre within each molecule. Controlling the connectivity of the ligand end groups on circular metal helicate scaffolds provides an effective synthetic strategy for the stereoselective synthesis of composite knots and other complex molecular topologies. Tying molecules into knots is a relatively new field—scientists have only been doing it for a decade. It is also unique because thus far there are very few if any practical applications for most such knots. Still, some chemists find the work intriguing, so they continue to create new and ever more complicated knots. In this new effort, the team at UM has built on prior work that led to the creation of molecules shaped like the Star of David and one that was deemed by Guinness as the world’s tightest—by creating one in the shape of a three-trefoil tangle.While the name might sound complicated, the three-trefoil tangle is actually quite simple—creating one with a shoelace, for example, can be done by a child. But using a single 324 atom molecular strand molecule to do it takes some work. The group accomplished this feat by starting with six strands, each with an alkene group at its tips—and groups of three bipyridyls in the middle. They then manipulated the ligands to wrap around six iron ions to hold them in place. They finished by using a catalyst to connect the alkenes with a metathesis reaction to remove the iron. The result was a knot with nine crossings. As part of their work, the researchers also created a granny knot by connecting three figure-eight knots together.The researchers acknowledge that neither of their knots has any practical use at this time, but note that historically, new kinds of knots have been created to suit particular demands. Rock climbers, for example, use knots that are very different from sailors. This suggests that now that chemists know that knots can be made, they might find applications that can benefit from them. They also suggest that learning how to tie molecules in knots can help scientists understand how natural ones occur, such as those in viruses. Journal information: Nature Chemistry © 2018 Phys.orgcenter_img Citation: Researchers create most tangled interlocked molecule ever (2018, September 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-tangled-interlocked-molecule.html A team of researchers at the University of Manchester has created the most tangled interlocked molecule ever. In their paper published in the journal Nature Chemistry, the group describes creating the knot and their hope that such knots will one day become useful. Edward Fenlon with Franklin & Marshall College offers a News and Views piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Libya Diplomatic work has been shoved aside – PN

first_imgIt called for immediate measures to be taken to ensure that diplomatic work is ongoing. The party stated that Malta cannot stand aside, as the consequences of such a decision ultimately affects its future.WhatsApp The Nationalist Party (PN) condemned the Government’s inactivity in order to attempt to resolve the conflict in Libya.It noted that other countries play an active part in diplomatic talks, and that Fajez Serraj is in Italy consulting the Italian Government. The party, in a press release, stated that this shows how Malta is not factored into such relevant talks, and therefore it can never be part of the solution in terms of peace and democracy.Read: From life-saver to pirate – The case of the Aquarius Members of Misrata forces, under the protection of Tripoli’s forces, prepare themselves to go to the front line in Tripoli, Libya April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Hani AmaraMembers of Misrata forces, under the protection of Tripoli’s forces, prepare themselves to go to the front line in Tripoli, Libya April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara PN also pointed out that terrorist groups are gaining a stronger foothold, and that Malta should not be ignoring such a situation. This lack of active participation therefore is a mistake, according to the party. center_img SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more