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June 5 marked the 75th anniversary of Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn. Over 300 people filled the lawn for a joyful celebration that included delicious food, games, a bouncy house, a fun trip down memory lane and a glimpse into the future of this thriving congregation. The day began with worship services that spanned …

For more than 150 years, Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church has been an active presence in Johnson City. The church has had three sanctuaries, all on East Market and South Roan Street, held countless Vacation Bible Schools, worship services, and served the community for decades. It is home to the longest active accredited kindergarten in …

WALLINGFORD – Thousands of marchers and floats marched through the city center and beyond during the Wallingford 350+2 Jubilee Parade on Saturday afternoon. The floats featured grape walkers from the vineyards of Gouveia, ghouls from the Path of Terror, a tree created by the library to represent the growth of the city, and even a …

WELCOME — This weekend the Sherburn Festival is scheduled as well as the Sherburn High School reunion. Most of the festivities take place at Sherburn City Park. The Welcome Summer Festival is scheduled for July 15-16. There are usually sellouts all over town and if anyone wants their sellout on the map which …

United Through Food Iraqi cookbook launched on Iraqi Day of Dialogue and Peace [EN/AR/KU] – Iraq

Attachments Baghdad, Iraq, June 15, 2022— The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in partnership with the Community Dialogue and Peace Committee of the Office of the Prime Minister, organized the Iraqi Day of Dialogue and Peace in Baghdad yesterday, which aims to celebrate the unique diversity of Iraqi communities. The celebration brought together cultural and …

Pride Events started decades ago as part of an activist effort to combat the stigma attached to homosexuality. Now stretched across the entire month of June, it looks more like an effort to do the opposite. Last weekend, social networks abounded videos from a Pride event at a gay bar in Dallas called Drag the …

Vaikasi Visakam 2022: Vaikasi Visakam is the day dedicated to Lord Murugan. Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Murugan. This year it will be celebrated on Sunday, June 122022. Lord Murugan is the main deity of the ancient Tamils ​​of South India. He is the Lord of beauty, wisdom and courage. He …

Placeholder while loading article actions TEL AVIV, Israel — Tens of thousands of people attended this year’s Pride Parade in Tel Aviv on Friday, celebrating the LGBTQ community and calling for equality in the largest annual rally of its kind in the Middle East. The sprawling event in Israel’s seaside metropolis, which resembles a festive …

Two years after going virtual, the Odunde Festival is back in person. Odunde is one of the largest African-American street festivals in the country, bringing together up to 500,000 people a year to celebrate African culture. As always, the festival takes place on the second Sunday of June. This year, music, street vendors, crafts and …

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays’ organizational ethos of equality and inclusion extends to the LGBTQ+ community, as evidenced by Saturday’s 16th Pride Night celebration at Tropicana Field. “Our Pride Nights continue to grow in both visibility and attendance,” said Rays President Matt Silverman. “By doing this, we’re extending an invitation not just for this game …

LONDON — With regimented lines of Scottish and Irish Guards, throngs of Union Jack-clad onlookers and waves of planes overhead, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 70 years on the throne on Thursday, winning tributes from world leaders and ordinary people for a reign unmatched in British history. Shortly before 1 p.m., the Queen stepped onto the …

The Supreme Court has been trying for years to ease the burden of backlogged cases, some of which have been pending for more than five years. According to Monday’s data, there were 17,529 cases pending for more than two years and 4,819 cases dating back more than five years. There are nearly 29,991 files pending. …

This story is published jointly by non-profit organizations Amplify Utah and The Salt Lake Tribune, in collaboration with Salt Lake Community Collegeto elevate diverse perspectives in local media through student journalism. Almost every Memorial Day weekend, the barren expanse of Utah’s Western Desert enjoys a little taste of tropical paradise. Members of Utah’s Pacific Islander …

Palestinians pray at Laylat al-Qadr during the holy month of Ramadan, in the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, known to Muslims as the Noble Shrine and to Jews as Mount of the Temple, in the Old City of Jerusalem, April 27, 2022 REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo Join now for FREE …

MILWAUKEE — A home like no other in Wisconsin is celebrating its first anniversary as a destination for young Jewish professionals. the Pod Moishe on Milwaukee’s East Side is both a home and a gathering place for young Jewish professionals in the greater Milwaukee area. But it’s not just for Jews. The goal is to …

CANNES, France — When Jeff Nichols first attended the Cannes Film Festival, he was a 21-year-old student interning at the event’s American Pavilion. His days were mostly spent waiting tables, but every once in a while Nichols would get his hands on a premiere ticket, put on a tuxedo his mother had bought him, and …

Placeholder while loading article actions Teresa Berganza, a Spanish mezzo-soprano admired for her lithe, radiant and impeccably crafted performances in operas by Mozart and Rossini, died May 13 at her home in the former town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, now part of Greater Madrid. She was 89 years old. The Spanish Ministry of …

On the videographic investigation of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Complex and Gyanvapi Mosque, Congress took an adamant position on Saturday that no attempt should be made to “change the status of a place of worship.” But on the larger question of how to counter the BJP’s Hindutva, its path forward was not so clear during …

New Delhi: SBI Research expects the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), to raise policy rates at its June and August meeting by a cumulative 75 basis points. Beyond August, rate actions could be more balanced and sensible and the terminal repo rate should be between 5.15 and 5.25% by FY23, it said. …

Alliance High School recognized the top 10% of the Class of 2022 at a recent celebration at Mount Union University. A total of 23 students were recognized for their academic achievements along with their honored educator, teacher or staff member who had a significant impact on the student during their time at Alliance City Schools. …

It has been a very long time since members of the two oldest Reform Jewish temples in Baltimore have been able to worship as well and as fully as they would like. Membership in the Har Sinai congregation and the Oheb Shalom temple declined for years, and with it their prospects for long-term survival. They …

NEW DELHI: On May 8, the Bangladesh High Commission in Delhi is holding delayed Bengali New Year celebrations, which coincide with the birth anniversaries of two famous Bengali poets – Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam – in the same month. Colorful celebrations with food, music and other cultural activities had to wait for the …

The principal of a private school was arrested in Prayagraj on Wednesday for offending religious feelings after allegedly ordering students to post 20-second videos wearing “Eid attire” as part of a school activity. The school administration, meanwhile, defended the headmaster, Bushra Mustafa (47), and said such activities are also held on other Hindu festivals like …

TOKYO — As the Islamic holy month of Ramadan comes to an end this year in the middle of Japan’s Golden Week holiday season, many Muslim residents celebrated Eid al-Fitr (the breaking of the fast) with great picnic in a Tokyo park. Muslim families are seen picnicking to …

MNS leader Raj Thackeray, who has issued an ultimatum to remove loudspeakers from Maharashtra mosques by May 4, on Monday called on his party’s workers not to do anything to disrupt the celebrations of the Eid May 3. MNS leader Raj Thackeray (Picture: File) Amid the row of loudspeakers, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Raj Thackeray …

SCHENECTADY — In what officials called a historic moment, the Schenectady Board of Education voted unanimously on Wednesday to recognize Holi as an official school holiday, capping a years-long effort to recognize one of the holiest festivals of the Hindu faith. The Schenectady High School auditorium erupted in applause moments after the board voted 7-0 …

Kirby Farah, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Many Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but how many actually know the history of the holiday? Contrary to popular beliefCinco de Mayo does not mark the independence of Mexico, which is celebrated on September 16. Instead, it is meant to commemorate the Battle of Puebla, …

The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is a time of spiritual renewal and community. Ramadan, a period of fasting, is also a time of celebration. This year, Ramadan began at sunset on April 2 and ends with Eid-al Fitr on May 2 and 3, with restaurants and cafes staying open late or opening early …

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hundreds of Russians and Ukrainians gathered at the only Russian Orthodox church on the Arabian Peninsula on Sunday to celebrate the most important Christian religious holiday of the year — away from home and in the shadow of a war that has sown devastation in Ukraine and international isolation …

Ahe disturbing calm gives rise to an unstable future. Hate is pumped into the air that is already rotten. In the alleys of Delhi’s Seelampur, Muslim men and women are huddled together, discussing in hushed silence the uncertainty that imprisons their daily lives. Two years ago they were the target of violence, today the violence …

bangalore: At a time when growing religious intolerance in Karnataka – whether in the form of backlash against protests against the hijab ban or calls for a boycott of Muslim-owned businesses at temple fairs – is attracting Attention, a handful of state religious institutions ensure that they cling to their syncretic traditions. These include the …

Yogi Adityanath chaired a law and order review meeting and issued a bunch of new guidelines regarding religious processions and the use of loudspeakers, as major religious holidays were brewing in early May. CM Yogi Adityanath noted that although microphones can be used, he urged people to ensure that sound does not come out of …

Controversies over hijab, halal and aazaan are rocking the state of Karnataka. They were made as part of a carefully crafted campaign to divide the people of Karnataka into two camps – Hindus and Muslims – ahead of the 2023 national elections. Hijab is a dress where the girl/woman covers her head when she goes …

In 51 BCE, Julius Caesar noted that the Britons did not eat hares due to their religious significance. Getty Images The Easter Bunny is a very famous character in American Easter celebrations. On Easter Sunday, children search for special hidden treats, often chocolate Easter eggs, which the Easter Bunny might have left behind. Like a …

Express press service NEW DELHI: Jawaharlal Nehru University is making headlines again after two years – this time for violent clashes over non-vegetarian food served in the hostel mess. Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists did not allow food to be served on the occasion of Ram Navami, the pro-left students claimed while ABVP replied …

August Rudisell / The Lawrence TimesA dancer performs during the First Nations Student Association Pow Wow on April 9, 2022 at the Lied Center. Share this post or save it for later It was a beautiful day Saturday for the University of Kansas First Nations Student Association’s annual Pow Wow and Indigenous Cultures Festival to …

Working with rich fabrics, fine lace and florals, gay fashion designers have long played a quiet but pivotal role in dressing the Virgin Mary figures carried through the streets of southern Spain during Semana Santa, or Holy Week. But their participation in this week of religious processions which marks the apogee of the Catholic calendar …

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (WSPA) – Green man brewing is the second oldest brewery in Asheville. The brewery recently hosted its 25and anniversary celebration in March at a growing complex on Buxton Avenue. Opened in 1997, it is a place of character. “I think it’s haunted here,” owner Dennis Thies said. He was talking about Dirty …

Tacoma’s cannabis stores have seen so much violence lately that it’s a blessing to share the news that House of Cannabis owner Kevin Heiderich has produced a video project that’s sure to take the bad stuff away for a while. moment. It’s called “A Quick Smoke” and it’s visible on vimeo.com/684853194. Before hitting “Play”, be …

Todd Underwood begins the rehearsal by leading his cast through a breathing exercise and a simple instruction: “Be here.” For the black cast and creative team — including director Underwood — bringing the musical that crosses genres to life “Passing Strange” at Salt Lake Acting Company, being here doesn’t just mean being at the theater. …

The religious holiday calls for fasting from sunrise to sunset for about a month. It is then followed by the three-day celebration of Eid. Talk Historyby Mehmet Ozalp, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies and Civilization, and Executive Member of Public and Contextual Theology, Charles Sturt University Intermittent fasting …

Karnataka PWD Minister CC Patil serves food to former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa during a luncheon held for all MPs and MLCs in Bengaluru on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. (PTI) Karnataka Assembly Opposition Leader HD Kumaraswamy has criticized Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai for his government’s silence on calls to ban Muslim traders from temple festivals, …

Eliza Pacifico remembers floating above their bodies in high school. At first they thought they were dreaming. “Always, at the end, I was looking at my body and, like, I was there. I could actually see myself sleeping in my bed in my bedroom,” Pacifico said. “Then I would fall back into my body. every …

If you thought the group teasing earlier this year was good, wait until you see what all Furnace Fest has in store for you this year. A finalized lineup (minus one headliner yet to be named) has been revealed, with Mastodon and Thrice among the headliners for the three-day music festival. The festival will take …

The resource was unauthorized, the company said. ATLANTA — A pamphlet discussing different types of societal privilege is going viral on social media, prompting both criticism and support for Home deposit. The flyer, titled Best Practices – Unboxing Privilege, allegedly came from a Home Depot employee and was posted online. The document bears the company …

Green beer flowed freely, chicken legs were eaten, music played and St. Patrick’s Day patrons at the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub were dressed in shamrocks. The sun shone as people consumed libations and enjoyed the celebration of Ireland’s patron saint. Not only is St. Patrick’s Day a cultural and religious celebration for individuals around the …

Bob Hawkins from Orillia first picked up a guitar at age 10 and has been writing and recording songs ever since. With the end of COVID lockdowns and restrictions, musicians can finally come out of hiding and start earning a living and giving us joy again. Many local musicians are announcing their return with new …

Holidays in March 2022: Bank employees will enjoy a long weekend this week, while customers should be careful about the days they go to the bank for work. These holidays include weekends and Holi. Banks in all private and public sectors will remain closed for up to nine days due to various public holidays. This …

Published: 1:53 PM March 13, 2022 Schools across Norfolk performed with artists from around the world in a series of concerts to celebrate diversity. Artists from Bulgaria, India, Venezuela and Zimbabwe have performed at the “World Sacred Music Festival” over the past two weeks and teamed up with local schoolchildren for their performances. Organized by …

The long queues outside a screening of “Bad Roads” at a Bengaluru mall last week was proof that the allure of a film festival lies in the films it puts on. Natalya Vorozhbit’s 2020 film reflects on the hostile relations between Russia and Ukraine, which have now turned into a war and a humanitarian crisis …

For the first time in the festival’s 14th anniversary, a mother-daughter duo have been chosen to rule the Sicilian Independence Heritage Festival this weekend. Festival mother Brenda Liuzza and her daughter and festival queen, Faith Liuzza, 21, said they’ve been involved in the celebration all their lives, and the opportunity to serve together in the …

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) — The South Georgia Film Festival is back for its sixth year at Valdosta State University. The annual event has become a hub for filming in southwest Georgia and includes major films, religious films and documentaries. The South Georgia Film Festival is where anyone looking for a place to network or find …

The Hamilton Public School Board is urging Education Minister Stephen Lecce to consider giving all students a holiday for at least one day of Eid, the Muslim holiday marking the end of the month-long fast during Ramadan. Administrators agreed to write a letter to the minister after hearing that Muslim students are often torn between …

At St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral in DC, parishioners observed Ash Wednesday with prayers for peace, for Ukraine and an end to wartime suffering. “This Ash Wednesday, we are all painfully aware of the violence that has returned to our world,” said Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington. “Our Ukrainian sisters and brothers should be …

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of worshipers gather to worship at a revered Hindu temple in Nepal’s capital on Tuesday as coronavirus cases dwindle and life returns to normal. About 1 million worshipers were expected to visit the temple of the Hindu god Shiva at Shivaratri, one of Nepal’s most popular festivals, as …

Over the past year, I have had the privilege of writing articles reflecting the pillar truths of the Christian faith – such as creation, alienation, redemption, restoration – which pillars are also known as the main movements of God’s history. Now I would like to consider how we might respond to these truths, if we …

If you stroll along Corn Street in central Bristol, keeping your gaze high above the stalls of vintage clothing and wooden tables stacked with second-hand books, you will spot the striking red and white clock face that adorns the Grade I-listed Corn Exchange building, once used by merchants to trade their wares. Take a second …

Melbourne, Australia – “I knew something was different since I was very young,” said Ian Row from his home in Melbourne, Australia. “There was this awareness and awareness that I felt differently about boys than girls. I knew I was different. Originally from Singapore, Row, 54, is a gay man who has lived in Australia …

The Colleyville community gathered for an interfaith rally Monday night after anti-Semitic and racist material was distributed on neighborhood lawns. It also comes just over a month after members of a Colleyville synagogue were held hostage by a gunman. The interfaith gathering was planned before the recent incidents. But after this weekend, with hateful messages …

City Theater has announced the fourth show of its 2021/2022 subscription season, Paradise Blue by Dominique Morrisseau, featuring original compositions by jazz artist Theron Brown. The production is led by kent nickrecently appointed artistic director of The interim companybased in New York. Back at the City Theater for the third time, Dominique Morrisseau (Pipeline, Sunset …

The welcome mat is still out. During Hurricane Sandy, 11 people slept there. (Take that literally – one of the bedrooms has bunk beds.) Mr. Edelman’s brother, AJ Edelman, who represented Israel in skeleton at the 2018 Olympics, stays from time to time, and several fellow foreign comedians hang out. are made at home while …

The rape case of a nun in Kerala recently made headlines where Bishop Franco Mullakal, who headed the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar, was accused of repeatedly raping a nun between 2014 and 2016. He was charged with forcible confinement, rape, unnatural acts of sex and criminal intimidation. In 2004, another well-known religious leader, Swami …

When the votes are cast in Bah on February 10, in the first phase of the ballot, the decades-old hold of the Bhadawar royal family over this assembly seat will once again be tested. Bateshwar, the ancestral village of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, is part of this constituency and also crosses the Chambal, …

Schools in Nepal are asking the government to open physical classrooms which have been closed for weeks as the number of COVID-19 cases began to decline Through BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press February 7, 2022, 12:13 a.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article KATHMANDU, Nepal — Schools across Nepal on Sunday …

the uh CHILDREN FIRST! film festivalpresented by the Nearby college at the University of Hawaii in Mānoa, is back after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. The 14th virtual uh CHILDREN FIRST! Film Festival will screen over 100 films made by student, independent and veteran filmmakers from 25 countries for children aged 2 to …

Devotees of many denominations gathered at First Presbyterian Church in Kilgore on Sunday evening for a common purpose: to raise their voices in musical worship while celebrating the rededication of a historic Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. “Praise be to the Lord, the Almighty” was a festival of hymns and church music held at First Presbyterian to …

Photo submitted KUAF will host four live tapings of the “Undisciplined” podcast to celebrate Black History Month. Caree Banton, director of the African and African American studies program at the University of Arkansas and podcast host Indiscipline, with public radio KUAF, presents a series of four live podcast recordings to celebrate Black …

A new pamphlet released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints represents the latest effort by its leaders to foster understanding among Muslims and eradicate Islamophobia from its ranks — an effort that remains a work in progress, say those who know the problem well. Entitled “Muslims and Latter-day Saints: Beliefs, Values, and …

EDUCATION: Bell Church’s Dragon and Lion Dance performers are mostly students from the Chinese-Filipino community in Baguio City and Benguet or local neighborhoods. Trained like athletes, the latest generation of dancers resumed rehearsals during the pandemic whenever quarantine and health protocols allowed them to come together for brief weekend sessions. LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Philippines – …

Decrying attempts to “hijack for political reasons” the recent death of a Grade XII schoolgirl, who was studying at a missionary-run Christian institution in Thanjavur district, the Franciscan Sisters of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary have denied allegations of religious conversions in schools run by the agency. The girl was being held …

For more than a month, seven female students from a government college in Udupi, Karnataka, have not been allowed to attend classes because they wear the hijab. College authorities argue that wearing a headscarf violates the dress code, even though the young women showed up to classes in college uniform. Karnataka’s education minister called it …

Whoever coined the cliché that elections are a party for democracy must cringe every time it happens again. Especially when taken literally. Like the political parties in Punjab who wrote to the Electoral Commission asking for the Vidhan Sabha elections to be postponed because their constituents, they believed, would leave for Varanasi for Guru Ravidas …

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Through Express press service CHENNAI: COVID-19 is once again spreading rapidly in Tamil Nadu and the state has 3,787 containment zones. Chennai alone has 9,237 streets with active cases, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said on Wednesday during the inauguration of various facilities at the Government Stanley Medical College Hospital here. Although Tamil Nadu’s test positivity …

A tradition of Rapid City’s Reverend Martin Luther King Day continues in Rapid City Monday with the annual MLK Day celebration hosted by Faith Temple Church. They have been hosting this event for over 20 years now. And it was back Monday at the Holiday Inn-Rushmore Plaza. It is commemorated on the third Monday in …

It’s about habitabilityExtensive powers for the state government to enact developments (″⁣Council Planning Under Threat of State Powers″⁣, 15/1) puts an end to any suggestion that there is such a thing as the planning in Victoria.With the reason often given as “being of importance to the state” and “economic benefit”, taking into account the local …

JEDDAH: With no safe and legal passage to Europe, refugees fleeing war, poverty and persecution in their home countries frequently encounter barbed wire, suspicion and outright hostility and simple when they arrive at the gates of the EU. For several years now, the plight of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe has divided public opinion, …

Women’s Gymnastics | 01/12/2022 6:30:00 PM History links In conjunction with the season opener against UCLA, the University of Minnesota women’s gymnastics team will host a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 17 at noon to honor and remember the life and the legacy of the social activist. “This competition will not …

Courtesy Photo: Lisa Ling Evelyne Mejia The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will celebrate the legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events from Wednesday to January 21. This year’s MLK virtual commemoration will take place on January 19 at 6 p.m. ET. The Achieving Chancellor’s Dream 2022 award will be …

Deadline: March 31, 2022 This notice is subject to the availability of funds. The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade announces competition open to individuals and organizations to submit nominations for the Serbo-American Cooperation Grants Program. Program objectives: PDS accepts creative and engaging project proposals that align with the primary goals …

Hundreds of thousands of people pray, bathe and visit old temples in the area Calcutta: Calcutta’s High Court today rejected an offer to quash Bengal’s Ganga Sagar Mela amid fears the large gathering could spread coronavirus infections as the country experiences an increase in cases caused by Omicron. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected …

A man sprinkles holy water with Catholic worshipers attending a Mass on the Feast of the Black Nazarene in front of Quiapo Church in Manila, the Philippines on January 9, 2021. REUTERS / Lisa Marie David Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register now MANILA, Jan. 5 (Reuters) – Authorities in the …

As cases of Covid increase in West Bengal, particularly in Kolkata, the government has so far made no decision to reduce the Gangasagar Mela, which is held on Sagar Island on January 14, the day of Makar Sankranti, and attracts around 20 lakh people.West Bengal Chief Secretary Harikrishna Dwivedi said they were working on the …

A wave of crowds at a popular Hindu shrine in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 12 people and injured 15 others on New Years Day, officials said. Early reports suggested that an altercation between a group of worshipers led to the crash on Saturday morning at the Mata Vaishnav Devi shrine, where tens of thousands …

Festivals Dated New Year 1 January 2022, Saturday Lohri 13 January 2022, Thursday Pongal, Uttarayan, Makar sankranti 14 January 2022, Friday Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 23 January 2022, Sunday Republic day 26 January 2022, Wednesday Basant Panchmi, Saraswati Puja 5 February 2022, Saturday Mahashivratri 1 March 2022, Tuesday Holika Dahan 17 March 2022, Thursday Holi …

LAHORE: Punjab’s Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Saturday that festivals like Christmas promote religious harmony. He said this while addressing a ceremony held at CM’s office as part of the Christmas celebrations. The Chief Minister cut the Christmas cake and congratulated the Christian community. The Pakistani nation also shares the joys and happiness …

“It’s clinically and psychologically impossible to do this year,” Scotty Silva, director of respiratory care at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, told CNN. “Even the most powerful respiratory therapists I’ve (have) broken sometimes.” In Omaha, Nebraska, staff are “very worried about what will happen after the holidays” and are …

A ticket to a big show, blockbuster exhibition or summer arts festival makes a great last-minute Christmas gift. But the current wave of Covid – driven by the Omicron variant – is going nowhere, and cancellations are already starting. The popular Sydney production of Come From Away, performed at the Capitol Theater, was forced to …

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned people about the growing graph of Covid infections, pointing out that the new Omicron variant is spreading faster, while ushering in the Kolkata Christmas festival at Allen Park here Monday. Banerjee also called for unity among people of all faiths to forge a strong India, while calling on …

This is the season we all wish each other a Merry Christmas, a Holy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays! During this beautiful time, our spirits are warmed by the precious memories of Christmas of old, by the pleasure of giving gifts and gratitude for the gifts received, by visiting family and friends, and by sharing. of cards, …

On December 4, Arun Yadav, the Haryana chief of the IT department of the BJP, posted to his more than 4 million followers on Twitter. “Will the spectacle of a traitor like Munawar Faruqui be allowed anywhere in Gurugram across India?” “ It was the scheduled performance of stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui at the Gurgaon …

Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia’s inaugural XP Music Conference took place over three days and three nights in Riyadh, attracting hundreds of professionals and artists from the music industry from the Persian Gulf and the -of the. The event was sponsored by the Saudi government as it seeks to open up more opportunities in the …

Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. A statewide mask mandate goes into effect Monday, forcing all businesses and public spaces that do not check the status of vaccines to require a mask.Credit…Karsten Moran for The New York Times Starting Monday, when New Yorkers hit a store for a quick purchase, they will again need to make sure …

The Gold Coast Titans celebrated their first cultural night on Tuesday night with song, dance, traditional and family fare. The evening featured performances by Samoan, Cook Islands, Indigenous and Tongan groups that all players, staff and community members joined in. The event was planned by the newly formed Titans Cultural Collective, a cultural advisory group …

Global overview A Covid-19 intensive care unit at the University Hospital in Leipzig last month. German lawmakers voted on Friday to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for healthcare workers.Credit…Jens Schlueter / Getty Images German lawmakers voted on Friday to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for healthcare workers – an important move in a country where protests over …

Christmas church services have traditionally been reserved for standing people, but with the latest COVID-19 restrictions, most places of worship will be kept at 50% capacity, with additional areas open to safely accommodate everyone. Catholic Bishop Gary Gordon and Anglican Bishop Anna Greenwood-Lee both said cathedrals would be kept at half capacity to comply with …

The bartender of Proud Margriet place a bottle of strong dark beer in front of me. “Gouden Carolus,” he said. “Brewed 15 miles away”. A cold night has fallen over the city outside, but the dimly lit pub is warm and dazed. Hops are threaded along the walls; a stuffed fox is looking out the …

SAN DIEGO – After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe procession returned to San Diego on Sunday and brought together hundreds of Catholics from different parishes and church groups in the North Park neighborhood. The event featured mariachi bands, dancers and colorful floats from 32 parishes and …

This year Chanukah, the festival of lights, began at sunset on November 28 and will continue until sunset on Sunday. While the festival seems to bounce from year to year on the calendar, it is actually celebrated around the same time each year. The festival begins on the 25th day of the month of Kislev …

The holiday season is a very emotional time of year for me, as it is for many other Mississippians and their families. “I had to find the faith to believe that I would have the opportunity to reconnect with my family one day,” writes Terun Moore, formerly in prison. “The same faith that my grandmother …

Council member Clare Kelly, United States Representative Jan Schakowsky, Mayor Daniel Biss and Rabbi Mendy Weg of Northwest Chabad light up the grand menorah. (Photo by Les Jacobson) With the three-meter-tall lights of Hannukah arranged behind him, Northwest Chabad Rabbi Mendy Weg on Monday night, November 29, pointed out that the theme of faith and …

We are delighted to present you an excerpt from The turning point of the year, Eithne Massey’s new book, published by The O’Brien Press. The Irish have a strong connection to the land and to nature. This book takes us through the Irish seasons and the customs that have welcomed each in turn. From Samhain …

TEHRAN – The Cinéma Vérité festival has announced a program of short films by foreign filmmakers participating in the 15th edition of the great Iranian international documentary film festival. “The Fantastic” by Maija Blafield from Finland is one of the films. In this film, North Korean exiles recall their first impressions while watching banned foreign …

The holiday shopping season is here and retailers are calling, doing everything from cutting prices to stocking showrooms to attract customers who stayed home last year. What the biggest of them don’t do is the one thing the White House and many public health experts have asked them to do: demand that their workers be …

Narratives about Native Americans have progressed in California and the country in recent years, a start to cast aside the stereotypes and false stories that have been perpetuated in American culture. These advancements tend to be noticed more frequently in the fall, first with a more critical dissection of Columbus Day, which many cities, including …

Religious freedom has been a hot topic since same-sex marriage was legalized in 2017. Almost three years after the report of the Review of religious freedom was released, Attorney General Michaelia Cash is expected to present the religious discrimination bill to parliament this week. While the bill has attracted support from some religious pressure groups, …

I was born in a village in what is now Sivagangai District, then in Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu. I am proud that Kaniyan Poongunranar was born a few kilometers away in a village called Poongunram (now Mahibalanpatti) in the same district. He was a poet who lived in the time of Sangam between the 6th …

(NewsNation Now) – Pressure for federal workers and the military to get vaccinated continues as the numbers lag and the deadline quickly approaches. Four million federal workers must be vaccinated by Monday, November 22, according to the president’s order. The deadline comes as 80% of the country is vaccinated with at least one shot. If …

The last weeks COVID manifestation outside parliament served as a warning that New Zealand is not immune to the types of anger seen abroad. As Labor Party Whip Kieran McAnulty said, “I think everyone needs to be aware that things are starting to escalate.” McAnulty himself had been mistreated by some with strong anti-vaccination views, …

Composer Conor Mitchell is a little restless. He’s under pressure to put the finishing touches on an orchestral score, which will be the centerpiece of MASS, a large-scale ‘experimental’ musical and visual puzzle, whose individual pieces seem, at first glance, to be anything but a perfect fit. . This is the latest offering from The …