Brownsville Bishop Daniel Flores said this week that the real problem behind mass shootings is the availability of guns, which are “easier to obtain than aspirin.” “Don’t tell me that guns aren’t the problem, people are. I’m sick of hearing it,” Bishop Flores posted on his Twitter account Wednesday. “The darkness first takes our children who then kill our children, using the guns that are easier to obtain than aspirin,” added the bishop, who is chairman of the U.S. bishops’ committee on doctrine. “We sacralize death’s instruments and then are surprised that death uses them.” Asked to explain what he meant by the tweet, Bishop Flores told the Pillar Catholic said that “any attempt to control weapons that can cause grave damage — some of which moves have been enacted into law and others which have been resisted — is countered with a description that [gun ownership] is basically an individual’s sacred right, that no matter what the cost, it must be preserved.” “To say … [Read more...] about Brownsville Bishop: ‘Don’t Tell Me that Guns Aren’t the Problem’
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If the pandemic had a partner in crime, it must be the global chip shortage. The duo has hit established economic systems world-wide, and made several organisations scale back production and rework their manufacturing and supply chain processes. Toyota Corporation on Tuesday apologised to its suppliers and customers a third time in less than two months for delaying making new vehicles and changing production plans for the June ending quarter. On March 17, the Japanese automaker said it is pressing the brakes on production targets to rework a plan that will not max out factory capacity, push employees to their limits, and make do through overtime work. A month later, the Japanese automaker cut its global production target for the period between April and June by 1,00,000 to 7,50,000 vehicles in May. And then again, on May 24, it said ,“Due to the impact of semiconductor shortages, we have adjusted our production plan by tens of thousands of units globally from the number provided to … [Read more...] about Knotty supply chains deepen global chip shortage
Quinta Brunson, the creator and star of “Abbott Elementary,” is shocked that fans of the show are asking her to write an episode about school shootings. Brunson, 32, took to Twitter on Wednesday — just one day after a gunman entered a Texas elementary school classroom and killed 19 children and two teachers — to question why viewers are reaching out to her — and not their elected officials — to address the mass shootings. “Wild how many people have asked for a school shooting episode of the show I write,” wrote Brunson in a series of tweets. “People are that deeply removed from demanding more from the politicians they’ve elected and are instead demanding ‘entertainment.’ I can’t ask ‘are yall ok’ anymore because the answer is ‘no,’” she continued . “please use that energy to ask your elected official to get on Beto time and nothing less. I’m begging you,” she went on , referring to Texas gubernatorial contender and gun control advocate Beto O’Rourke. “I … [Read more...] about Quinta Brunson explains why there won’t be a shooting episode of ‘Abbott Elementary’
A week that began with the world wondering if the U.S. and China were inevitably headed to war over Taiwan took a different turn Thursday thanks to a speech delivered by Secretary of State Antony Blinken at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The concerns about looming conflict came on Monday when President Biden indicated that the U.S. would use military force to protect Taiwan from a potential Chinese attack . While Biden and his team quickly sought to clarify that the U.S. was not backing away from its policy of “strategic ambiguity” regarding Taiwan—arguing that what the president meant was that he was merely reiterating a long-standing commitment “to provide Taiwan with the military means to defend itself”—his remarks triggered a tough response from the Chinese, who asserted China maintained “the strong resolve, determination, and capability” to defend its “national sovereignty and territorial integrity.” As a consequence, interest was high in Blinken’s … [Read more...] about Secretary of State Blinken to China: You Want to Compete? Bring It On!
When it comes to popular diets, the 5:2 diet has received a lot of attention. An equally popular but much less restrictive diet plan is the 16:8 diet. The 5:2 diet popularised by diet guru Michael Mosley , has dieters eating normally for five days of the week and restricting calories to 500-600 per day for the remaining two days. Meanwhile, the 16:8 diet, popularised like celebs like Jennifer Aniston and Hugh Jackman, focuses on helping people lose weight by reducing the amount of time they have available to eat. Here's what you need to know about the 16:8 diet including how it works and the best foods to eat. What is the 16:8 diet? People consume water or unsweetened drinks in the first 16 hours of the day ( Image: Getty Images/EyeEm) The 16:8 diet is a form of intermittent fasting in which you break the day into two periods consisting of 16 hours and eight hours. Under this diet, people will fast for 16 hours in a day - consuming only things like … [Read more...] about Intermittent fasting: What is the 16:8 diet – and how can it help you lose weight?
Have you ever considered placing a first-blood wager on League of Legends or a last-second bet on the underdog to come back into the game and achieve a dramatic victory? Well, we found the best esports betting sites that’ll allow you to do all of that and more — on any competitive game you can think of. Not only are we going to rank the top-rated esports betting sites out there, but we’re also going to break down why they’re as good as we say they are. Just raw, honest analysis from our team of experts with first-hand experience at esports betting websites. Not to spoil it for you, but Sportsbetting.ag topped our list with its comprehensive esports coverage, special LoL, CS:GO, and Dota 2 bets, alongside a 60% odds booster on your esports parlay ticket. Let’s check out all the rest as well. Best Esports Betting Sites SportsBetting.ag : Best esports betting site overall Bovada : Best for Call of Duty BetOnline : Most valuable esports rebate BetUS : Best … [Read more...] about Best Esports Betting Sites: Top Esports Bookmakers
Pizza Express has announced that KFC boss Paula MacKenzie will take over the reins at the restaurant chain next month. Ms MacKenzie will join the business as chief executive on June 6, taking the role after David Campbell stepped down last October. The experienced hospitality boss joins Pizza Express from KFC parent firm Yum Brands, where she has led the fried chicken brand’s UK and Ireland business as managing director. She worked for the group for 11 years, having previously worked at brands including Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline and Innocent. Recommended What Rishi Sunak announced to tackle the cost of living crisis More Tory MPs withdraw support from PM over ‘shameful’ parties The appointment comes as Pizza Express continues its turnaround following a major restructuring after the impact of the pandemic. The chain slashed more than 70 restaurants and around 2,400 jobs as it also came under pressure from its heavy debt burden. Last … [Read more...] about Pizza Express poaches KFC boss Paula MacKenzie to lead recovery
One candidate wants to make the Los Angeles Police Department larger than it has ever been. Another envisions a future where America’s second largest city no longer needs police. The others have staked out middle ground. After the tumult of recent years, it should come as no surprise that the race to become Los Angeles’ next mayor has focused largely on issues surrounding crime, public safety and policing. Mass protests after the 2020 murder of George Floyd ignited fierce, ongoing debate about the role LAPD should play in the city and turned renewed scrutiny on long-running concerns about officers’ sometimes heavy-handed tactics. The city, meanwhile, had one of its deadliest years in the past two decades and helped elect a controversial reformer to serve as the county’s top prosecutor. But the candidates for mayor differ on the correct path forward, mirroring a nationwide struggle over how to balance the need to combat rising crime with calls to rethink a status quo in … [Read more...] about From more cops to defund: Candidates for L.A. mayor differ on crime and policing
The Asus Zenbook 14 Flip OLED laptop recently debuted in India, and it comes with a 360-degree “ergo-lift” design. It essentially means that the keyboard gets slightly tilted in the clamshell form for a better typing experience, but users can also use the notebook as a tablet, thanks to the screen’s 360-degree rotation capability. However, the selling point is the OLED display that Asus ZenBooks and VivoBooks are adopting aggressively. The company recently launched the Asus Vivobook 13 Slate OLED, which received a mixed reception in our review. Asus Zenbooks, on the other hand, are Asus’ premium line of productivity-focused laptops, but can the new Asus Zenbook 14 Flip OLED deliver what it promises? Here’s our breakdown. Asus Zenbook 14 Flip OLED Price in India Customers can choose between three storage variants, and the RAM configuration remains standard across the new ZenBook Flip models. The Asus Zenbook 14 Flip OLED’s price in India starts at Rs 91,990 for the variant with AMD … [Read more...] about Asus Zenbook 14 Flip OLED Review: Flexible, Reliable But Expensive
Exercising daily is extremely important for everyone to stay healthy. However, going to the gym or exercising at home will be beneficial only if you practice it in a proper way and at the right time. Some people exercise for hours even in the heat, which can harm you instead of benefiting. Here is a list of a few guidelines you need to follow while working out in summer. Time to workout in summer : Avoid working out between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, for it’s the hottest part of the day. The best time to exercise in summer is early morning. But if you cannot wake up early, you can work out after sunset. But before working out, check the weather forecast, if high ozone and air pollution are predicted, it is best to exercise inside. Types of exercises in summer : In the summer days, cardio exercises like walking, jogging, and running should be followed. You can do 45 minutes of workout. If you want to do a workout to build muscles, 20 to 30 minutes of heavy-lifting in summer is … [Read more...] about It’s Summer and You Just Can’t Overlook These 5 Essential Workout Tips