San Diego Blood Bank to begin threeday holiday blood drive

San Diego Blood Bank to begin threeday holiday blood drive

first_img November 20, 2018 Posted: November 20, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:39 AMcenter_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Blood Bank will kick off a three-day blood drive at a Broken Yolk Cafe restaurant Tuesday to prepare for the holiday season, when donations typically wane.The drive is part of the blood bank’s San Diego Cares campaign, which runs through Jan. 15. According to the blood bank, blood donations slow in November and December due to increased travel and donors being busy with holiday plans. Because of this, local blood supply levels can become critically low.The campaign includes multiple blood drives with incentives for donating blood, like special edition T-shirts. Blood donors can also use the points earned by donating to make a donation to the San Diego Food Bank.“Our community’s participation in San Diego Cares and proceeds from all activities contribute to our ability to save the lives of more than 100,000 local hospital patients each year,” said San Diego Blood Bank CEO David Wellis. “This year we’re providing many ways to participate and give back during the holidays.”The blood bank will take donations at the Mission Valley Broken Yolk Cafe at 1760 Camino Del Rio N. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents who donate Tuesday at Broken Yolke Cafe or at any San Diego Blood Bank donor center through Dec. 2 will receive a coupon for a free entree at the restaurant. Donors must be at least 17 years old, 114 pounds and in general good health. San Diego Blood Bank to begin three-day holiday blood drive Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

PHOTOS Wilmington Librarys Latest Photography Exhibit

PHOTOS Wilmington Librarys Latest Photography Exhibit

first_imgLike 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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Fall Adult Events BrochureIn “Community”Wilmington Library’s Touch-A-Truck Program Rescheduled To Monday, June 24In “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Fall Youth Events BrochureIn “Community” WILMINGTON, MA —  Poet, former computer engineer, and photographer Xiaoly Li has her photographs on display in the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Community Room through the end of December. Stop in to see her beautiful work!Click on each image for a larger view.last_img read more

Trump rabbi of attacked synagogue observe National Day of Prayer at White

Trump rabbi of attacked synagogue observe National Day of Prayer at White

first_img Jonathan Cain leads a musical number during a National Day of Prayer event in the White House Rose Garden on May 2, 2019, in Washington. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Pete Buttigieg: Religious left is ‘stirring’ August 29, 2019 Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Share This! News China is punishing Muslims for fasting. So US Muslims are fasting from China. Florida megachurch pastor Paula White — whose husband, Jonathan Cain, sang during the service backed by a Southern Baptist worship group — closed out the prayer section of the ceremony, asking the audience members to join hands despite their probably being “a little bit sweaty” on the hot, sunny day.“We declare every demonic network to be scattered right now,” she prayed. “We declare right now that there is a hedge of protection over our president, first lady, every assignment, the purpose they carry.”On the eve of the prayer day, Trump declared prayer to be “the most powerful thing there is” as he and first lady Melania Trump welcomed more than 100 faith leaders to dinner in the State Dining Room. Pence was a speaker at Washington’s Museum of the Bible that night at a National Day of Prayer Task Force dinner.In the annual White House statement on the National Day of Prayer, the president also highlighted the need to protect houses of worship from attacks.“The United States’ steadfast commitment to upholding religious freedom has ensured that people of different faiths can pray together and live in peace as fellow American citizens,” Trump said in the proclamation. “We have no tolerance for those who disrupt this peace, and we condemn all hate and violence, particularly in our places of worship.” By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw By their tweets you will know them: The Democrats’ continuing God gap August 30, 2019 Share This! TagsChabad of Poway Donald Trump homepage featured Mike Pence National Day of Prayer Paula White Ralph Reed White House Yisroel Goldstein,You may also like Adelle M. Banks Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.,Add Comment Click here to post a commentcenter_img Vice President Pence, with wife Karen, addresses a National Day of Prayer event in the White House Rose Garden on May 2, 2019, in Washington. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,WASHINGTON (RNS) — Among the guests at a White House ceremony marking the National Day of Prayer was Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, leader of the California synagogue recently attacked by a gunman.Goldstein marveled that he survived the attack.“We cannot control what others do but we can control how we react,” said Goldstein, who sought to protect his congregation instead of running. “I should have been dead by now, based on the rule of statistics.”Goldstein, standing with his hands wrapped in blue bandages after a finger was blown off in the attack, tried to pivot beyond the tragedy to next steps. Some applauded as he suggested bringing a time of reverence to schoolchildren so they will know “every human being is created in God’s image” and they are valued.“Many have asked me, ‘Rabbi, where do we go from here?’” he said. “If something good can come out of this terrible, terrible horrific event, let us bring back a moment of silence to our public school system.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email President Trump speaks a National Day of Prayer event in the White House Rose Garden on May 2, 2019, in Washington. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Share This! Opinion Anti-extremism program won’t stop hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its flaws August 30, 2019 The rabbi was among a group of leaders from different faiths who joined President Trump at the event.“As we unite on this day of prayer, we renew our resolve to protect communities of faith and to ensure that all people and all of our people can live and pray and worship in peace,” said Trump, drawing applause from Christians, Jews, Muslims and others at the midday interfaith gathering on Thursday (May 2).“In recent months, it’s been pretty tough. We’ve seen evil and hate-filled attacks on religious communities in the United States and all around the world.”Using a Yiddish term, Goldstein said he considered Trump “a mensch par excellence,” drawing applause for describing the chief executive as a person of honor.“Mr. President, when you called me, I was at home weeping,” the Orthodox rabbi in a big black hat told Trump. “You were the first person to begin my healing.”“Oh, wow,” said a man from the rows of chairs set up in the garden.Sister Joy Jones, General President of the Primary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, leads a prayer at the National Day of Prayer event in the White House Rose Garden on May 2, 2019, in Washington. RNS photo by Adelle M. BanksThe ceremony, marking the national observance created by Congress in 1952, lasted more than an hour. It featured remarks by Vice President Mike Pence as well as a former heroin addict who relied on prayer and religious leaders representing Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim and Hindu beliefs.Pence, like Trump, cited the recent attacks on houses of worship across the globe and in the United States and said he would be visiting Louisiana on Friday after three historically black churches were burned there in recent months.The vice president, who opened the ceremony before the arrival of the president and first lady, described the White House as a place of prayer, with Trump having “a practice of opening every Cabinet meeting in prayer.”“I can assure you at a time when religious belief is often marginalized and even ridiculed, in this White House under this president we believe in prayer,” said Pence, drawing applause.Trump used the occasion to highlight new and old efforts he said he has pursued to enhance religious liberty for Americans.“Earlier this week, I took action to ensure that federal employees can take paid time off to observe religious holy days,” he said. “And just today we finalized new protections for conscience rights for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, teachers, students and faith-based charities.”President Trump listens as recovering opioid addict Ashley Evans addresses a National Day of Prayer event in the White House Rose Garden on May 2, 2019, in Washington. RNS photo by Adelle M. BanksThe announcement drew applause from the crowd but was criticized by others, including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, which said the new rule from the Department of Health and Human Services will adversely affect patients who are denied care by health care workers citing moral or religious objections.“HHS’s final denial of care rule will substantially harm the health and well-being of many — in particular women and transgender patients,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference, in a statement. “The government should protect all patients from discrimination, not make it easier for those in the health care system to discriminate.”Trump also pledged that his administration “will preserve the central role of faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to care for vulnerable children while following their deeply held beliefs.”He touched on other hot-button topics, declaring to cheers that “every child, born and unborn, is a sacred gift from God” and describing what he sees as an increased use of the greeting “Merry Christmas” in stores.Between citing his administration’s recent efforts to address criminal justice reform and expressing his regard for the country, Trump said “we think about God” in the midst of “witch hunts.”Despite the interfaith nature of the event, evangelical Christians seemed dominant among the speakers. A number of audience members sometimes raised their hands in the air in response to the prayers and music of the service.Faith & Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed prayed that Trump and his advisers would have “supernatural wisdom” and “a spirit of boldness and moral courage to do the right thing even in the presence of criticism and attacks.” News National Day of Prayer attendees raise their hands in praise, and to take pictures, during musical selections at the White House Rose Garden on May 2, 2019, in Washington. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,‘Who’s doing Christianity right?’ At Taylor University, Pence invitation highlig … last_img read more

White Ponders Run for DC Council

White Ponders Run for DC Council

first_imgRobert White was an independent at-large candidate in the 2014 general election. (Photo credit: Facebook)One of the candidates for the D.C. Council at-large position in 2014 has started the process of running for the city’s legislative body in 2016.Robert White, who came in fourth in the D.C. Council at-large position in November 2014 as an independent, has set up an exploratory committee to seek one of the two at-large council seats in 2016. White, who will be running as a Democrat this time, said that District residents have encouraged him to seek a council seat once more.“I am grateful for the calls from across the District asking me to step into the race,” White said. “This exploratory committee will allow us the opportunity to get started. We recognize that new leadership [in the city] is required.”An exploratory committee is set up by a candidate to determine the feasibility of running for an elected office. The activities of exploratory committees, according to District law, consist of polling, travel and telephone calls to assess the benefits of being a candidate.The committee officially goes out of business when the candidate files papers with the D.C. Board of Elections and the campaign finance office to run for a position.White said that District residents want leaders who are accountable to the people.“It’s time to wipe away the last vestiges of a checkered past and expectations of insider dealings and corruption so a new kind of leadership can emerge-a leadership that advocates for a level-playing field and transparent government and offers every citizen a better chance to participate in the economic growth in the District,” he said.White told the AFRO that the issues that he campaigned on in 2014 are the same as in 2016.“I am concerned about the schools in the city, jobs for D.C. residents and particularly now, public safety,” he said. “Those issues are still completely relevant and now they are more urgent.”The Democratic Party primary takes place on June 14, 2016, and White’s main opponent will be D.C. Council member Vincent Orange (D-At Large). Political activist David Garber has joined the race and many political observers are waiting to see if former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray also joins the fray.White, a District native who holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a law degree from the American University School of Law, has worked for D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) as legislative counsel and is presently employed as the director of community outreach for the Office of the District of Columbia Attorney General. He is also the president of the Brightwood Park Citizens Association in Ward 4, where he resides.In 2014, White ran a campaign as an independent that received endorsements from labor unions, business groups, media organizations and former and present members of the D.C. Council.White said his campaign operation will be different next year.“One of the things I will focus on during this exploratory stage and the campaign is name recognition,” he said. “The last campaign that we had consisted of volunteers, even the campaign manager was a volunteer, and they did very well but this time we will have an experienced team to get our message out.”White’s campaign chairman is Matt Frumin, a well-known Ward 3 education activist and candidate for the D.C. Council at-large seat in April 2013.“Robert White can pull the people of the District together: rich, poor; Black, White; east and west,” Frumin said. “With Robert on the council, all of the people of the District have a better chance of sharing in the benefits of our city’s increasing prosperity.”One of White’s opponents in 2014, entrepreneur Khalid Pitts, serves as the treasurer of the exploratory committee.“Robert represents the future of the District-an inclusive place where each neighborhood gets the kind of support it needs to move forward,” Pitts said.While White works for District Attorney General Karl Racine, he makes it clear that he is not interested in being associated strongly with his boss’s unofficial political organization or that of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s electoral apparatus.“I am 100 percent my own guy and I am an independent voice,” he said. “I don’t fall into anyone’s camp.”last_img read more

Combating deadly dengue Remain vigilant throughout the year says KMC message

Combating deadly dengue Remain vigilant throughout the year says KMC message

first_imgKolkata: To prevent dengue, remain vigilant and alert from January to December. This is the slogan given by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) before the mega rally scheduled to be held in Kolkata on February 2.The civic authorities have successful brought down the number of dengue cases to one third because of round-the-clock vigil and sustained campaign. There will be altogether 145 rallies in Kolkata on February 2. Of these, 144 rallies will be held in the wards while the central rally will be organised at the KMC headquarters on S N Banerjee Road. To make them a grand success, Atin Ghosh, Deputy Mayor in charge of the Health department, along with senior officials sat down with the representatives of 14 NGOs who have been requested to send their representatives in the rallies. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMayor Firhad Hakim will lead the central rally which will be taken out at 10 am. The participants will carry placards, festoons to create awareness against the vector-borne disease. The rally will march through Lenin Sarani, Wellington Square, S N Banerjee Road and will end at the KMC headquarters. People from all walks of life including the MLAs and celebrities will be invited to join the rally. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s slogan to combat dengue is “Dengue prevention is everybody’s concern,” said a senior civic official. He said the KMC teams comprising senior officials of the health, building and Solid Waste Management (SWM) departments visit state and Centre-run offices, hospitals and employees quarters. They also visit private housing complexes and inspect the overhead tanks, underground reservoirs and garbage removal systems. The official said people will be requested to visit the dengue centres where blood samples are tested free and medicines given to the patients. There are around 16 dengue detection centres in the city.last_img read more