Washington, DC to Receive Largest-Ever Federal Investment to Improve Bridges

It is no secret that the bridges connecting Washington D.C. to its neighboring states Virginia and Maryland are quite decrepit. And for thousands of commuters and other traffic that must cross these bridges, both the traffic and the weakness of these bridges are worrisome things.

Pres. Biden signed one of the largest infrastructure bills to fix up the older infrastructures. According to Mayor Bowser, D.C. will receive $225 million over 5 years to repair the 8 bridges and to improve the city’s entire bridge network.

The first two bridges being repaired will be Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge and New York Avenue bridge. These two supported travel of 225,000 vehicles per day on average. H street bridge will be completely replaced to improve safety for Union Station traffic. The bridge supports WMATA tracks and Amtrak, along with cars. This improvement is also set to increase train capacities and develop air rights above the tracks.

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Church Clinic 2022 New Year Seminar: Vision for the Church Post-Pandemic

Church Clinic’s 2022 New Year Seminar focuses on what isn’t necessary this new year, specifically, on the matter of “never changing.” On January 24 at 7:30 PM, pastor Gi-Sung Son will discuss how to maintain healthy faith, and how the people and the church must always work hard to change for the better.

Pastor Son explained how even before we could fully recover from the Delta variant, we were hit with yet another variant, Omicron.

And during this time, what is absolutely necessary in churches and its people? Pastor Son hopes to discuss. Anyone interested is encouraged to register for this free seminar by contacting [email protected], contacting at kakaotalk ID churchclinic, or call 703-334-7802.

처치클리닉 2022 신년세미나포스트팬데믹, 신학과 영성목회의 비전

시대에 필요한 것은 변함없는

교회 함께가자처치클리닉(대표 손기성 목사) 2022년을 맞아1 24() 저녁 7:30 온라인 신년세미나를 진행한다. 이번 신년세미나는 펜대믹상황이 변함없지만 가운데 건강한 신앙과 삶을 지켜가기 위하여 성도와 교회는 끊임없이 노력하고 변화해야한다는 생각을 가지고

성결대학교 초대 2,3 총장을 역임하셨던 성기호 박사를 강사로포스트팬데믹, 신학과 영성목회의 비전이라는 주제로 진행한다. 손기성 목사는위드코로나가 적응되기도 전에 우리는 델타바이러스에 이어 오미크론이라는 복병을 만나 어려운 상황을 지나고 있습니다.

이런 포스트펜데믹 시기에 교회와 성도들이 필요한 것이 무엇일까 고민해봅니다. 결국은 문화가 변하고상황이 전과 달라진다 할찌라도 변함없이 자신을 건강하게지켜가는 힘은바른신학과 영성 있다는 결론을내렸습니다. 이번에 모시는 성기호 박사님은 이런면에 대가이십니다. 이미 한국에서 국민일보에 연재칼럼을통햬 신앙인과 비신앙인들 사이에 깊은 감동과 영향력을 보여주셨으며 신학교 강단에서도 목회자 후보생들에게도 바른신학과 영성에 대한 롤을 제시해 주셨습니다. 박사님을 모시고 이번 세미나를 통해 다시한 깊은 은혜와 도전을 누리길 원합니다. 현재의 어려운 상황을 믿음으로 이겨나가길 바라는 마음으로 여러분들을초대합니다.”라고 초대의 변을 전했다. 대상은 누구나 참석이 가능하며, 사전 접수가 필요하다. 접수는[email protected] 카톡아이디 churchclinic으로 하면된다. 전화문의는 703-334-7802.

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Church Clinic: How to reduce the gap from Church’s need with Pandemic

처치클리닉 11월 강좌 보도내용- “건강한교회? Needs와 결과의 gap를 줄여가라.”

‘교회 함께 가자’ 처치클리닉(대표 손기성 목사)은 지난 22일(월) 저녁 7:30분 “교회, 건강하십니까”를 주제로 박순종 목사(뉴질랜드로토루아갈릴리교회 담임)가 Zoom 을 통해 온라인 강의를 진행했다.

박목사는 OEC 컨설팅 프로그램을 통해 교회가 건강하게 사역을 감당할 수 있는 방법을 제시했다. 또한 강의 중간 참석한 목회자들과 질의 응답시간을 통해 각 교회에서 적용가능한 부분들을 찾았다. OEC 컨설팅 프로그램을 통해 박목사는  ‘교회의 관심대상의 needs에서 출발하여 비전과 목표를 설정하고 결과를 도출해내는 과정속에서 일어날 수 있는 상황과 Gap을 찾아 내고, 그 갭을 함께 줄여가는 과정을 설명했다.

처치클리닉은 2022년 1월24일(월) 신년세미나를 성결대학교 초대 2,3대 총장을 역임하셨던 성기호 박사를 강사로 ‘포스트펜대믹, 신학과 영성목회의 비전’을 주제로 진행한다.

문의: [email protected]나 카톡 Churchclinic으로 하면된다.

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Australian Red Crabs are occupying the Season of Greetings on the road

Photo from Parks Australia’s Twitter

Christmas Island in Australia is currently booming from massive migration of red crabs all over the roads to where they are heading and mating events. Roads are blocked for the crowds of immigration, and the doorstep of the office buildings are packed with the red crabs, according to the Parks Australia Twitter.

Of course, The red crabs are encountering unexpected predators and traffic accidents while they are partaking in their life journeys. Some brave crabs are crossing the underpasses and some smarty-pants are climbing over the bridges this time of the year. Acting manager of Christmas Island, Bianca Priest said, “Christmas Island National Park staff put up kilometers of temporary barriers, erect signs and close roads across the island to protect millions of crabs leaving their forest homes for the coast,” she mentioned at the Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday.

Officials have helped to keep their journeys safe and keep nature running accordingly within the biological ecosystem. Once mating has taken place inside or near the burrows, and after males leave, females stay three days at their place to produce eggs. The females remain in the burrows for at least two weeks to develop their eggs. When their time comes they move to the shoreline to release their eggs.

The island will remain closed for crab migration in the near future.

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Grammarly AI surges rapidly as an Assisting Writing Tool

According to Yahoo Finance, as one of the artificial intelligence software, Grammarly grew rapidly as a language assistance tool. It has gone up in value to above $13 billion due to its popularity and demand. Since 2015, Grammarly provides spelling and grammar checks for its customers.

AIs have become daily partners in most parts of our activities through Zoom meetings, Web News, school projects, emails, and so on. Grammarly has Cisco Systems, Inc., Dell Technologies, Inc., Google, and even WordPress as its customers. The valuation of the company has gone up from $1 billion in 2019 to $13 billion in 2021.

With more than 30 million daily users, its potential could only increase. This has happened with Samsung Electronics, Inc. Samsung expects to integrate Grammarly into its smartphone keyboard, which will allow its users access to Grammarly without being Grammarly’s direct customer.

Given the terrible reviews that Samsung phone keyboards have, especially with regards to autocorrect and word suggestions, Grammarly’s partnership will be highly beneficial to Samsung in attracting more customers and encouraging them to use the built-in keyboard, rather than downloading a new keyboard app to replace the Samsung keyboard with instead.

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A Loudoun CO stabbing suspect stopped by the victim’s house prior to Sunday murder

On Sunday early in the morning around 4:30 AM, a man kicked the door and broke into a luxury home, killed a man, and injured his fiance in their own house in Leesburg, VA. The suspect stopped by the house several times prior to the incident. According to the Loudoun County sheriff’s office,

The suspect, Melvin H. Wasike (22) from Fairfax County is charged with fatally stabbing Michael Fadely (46) and severely injuring his fiance. Wasike approached Mr. Fadely’s house on Saturday and the deputy stopped him to leave and Wasike told the sheriff that he was looking for someone.

The sheriff’s office said the deputy and the homeowner checked the perimeter of the house and other security measures to make sure the house was secured late Saturday. However, Wasike broke into Fadely’s house with the intention to kill the owner of the home, according to WTOP news.

Authorities had served a search warrant at Wasike’s family’s home Sunday afternoon, Wasike called 911 to turn himself but hung up the call, and turn off his phone. The sheriff’s investigation has started from his phone and found his vehicle in the area of Foxden Lane, and took him into custody without further incidents.

Wasike’s father said to NBC Washington which is affiliated with WTOP, his son has been suffering from a mental disorder for a long time. Wasike is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and aggravated malicious wounding. He is being held without bond.

Fadely’s father said his son was a good man, and that he has taken care of who is needy. He mentioned on the news that his son and the suspect did not know each other.

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Church Clinic November: Church, Are you Alright?

“교회, 건강하십니까?” – 2022년 건강한 교회를 향하여 청사진을 제시한다.

‘교회 함께 가자’ 처치클리닉(대표 손 기성 목사)에서는 11월 22일 (월) 오후 7:30분 비대면 공개강좌를진행한다. 이달의 주제는 “교회, 건강하십니까?”라는 제목으로 2022년 건강한 교회로 세워져 가기위하여 그 방향을 제시하는 시간을 갖는다. 강사는 박 순종 목사로 한국에서 사랑의교회 국제제자훈련원에서 10년 넘게 섬겼으며, 미국에서는 중앙장로 교회에서 부 목사로 섬겼다. 현재는 뉴질랜드에서 로토루아갈릴리 한인교회를 담임하고 있다.

이번 강의는 OEC(Organizational Effective Cycle) Consulting을 통해 목회진단과 건강한 교회 측정도를 진단하는 방법을 나눈다. 또한 교회가 건강하고 교인들이 그 안에서 서로 소통하며 평안하려면 어떤 목회 계획을 세워 실행해 가는 것이 도움이 되는지 나누게 된다. 손 목사는 “연말이기 때문에 내년 목회를 준비해야하는 목회자들이나 평신도 지도자들에게 교회가 건강하게 지속되기 위해 필요한 지침이 될 수 있는 유익을 드리기 위해 이번 강의를 마련했다. 2022년을 준비하는 시간을 이번 오픈 강좌를 통해 함께 했으면 좋겠다”고 초대의 말을 대신했다.

문의는 [email protected]나 카톡아이디 churchclinic으로 하면 된다. 온라인 강좌로 진행되기 때문에 사전 접수가 필요하다. (T.703-334-7602)

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Unknown Chemical at One of the Largest Poultry Plant has People Quitting

Mountaire Farms poultry plant in Robeson County, North Carolina is currently seeing high number of people quitting, and it isn’t the Coronavirus.

Instead, people have been complaining of a new unknown chemical that they’d begun smelling since about 4 months ago. The chemical is unidentified, but the workers have complained that it causes a sharp, suffocating kind of odor that seems like it is “invading your brain,” according to a worker at the plant.

The chemical is reported to be stinging to the eyes and throat, as well as burning in the nasal cavity. Many are now struggling with headaches, sneezes, as well as mucus secretion and sore throat. Some workers have suggested that it is in the water with the chickens because when the mist gets into the eyes is when it stings like acid.

Poultry plants are considered to be inherently dangerous workplaces which can lower some liability, OSHA still requires the plants to properly manage risks associated with chemical use which is needed to clean and prepare massive amount of chicken carcasses every day. After the bird is slaughtered, its feathers and internals removed, the remaining meat is washed, inspected, and chilled for shipping later. Chicken is usually washed with chlorine and other disinfectants to reduce pathogens like salmonella and campylobacter, along with Peracetic acid, which is used to kill or inhibit pathogen growth.

The washing process usually involves spraying chemicals either as spray or wash, or as part of water-chilling process to lower temperature. This procedure was banned by the EU in 1997 and has led to end of importation of chicken to Europe, but it is still fine in the U.S.

The Mountaire Farms’ Lumber Bridge plant has regularly processed 540,000 chickens a day. In 2009, a fatal ammonia gas leak killed one and injured three workers. The state regulators cited the company with 20 workplace violations. In 2015, the plant was implicated with salmonella outbreak in two states, which led to recall of 1.7 million pounds of chicken.

North Carolina is ranked as the worst in the nation for wage polices, worker protections, and right to organize according to OxFam America.

The new chemical remains unidentified.

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The fired FBI official McCabe Wins Retirement Benefits and Back Pay

 

The former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe won the lawsuit to receive his retirement benefits and backpay against the federal government on Thursday. It is a huge victory for the government employees fired by former president Trump with minimal notice.

According to NPR, former president Trump had fired many government officials during his term, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was one of them. Andrew McCabe was fired only hours before his retirement, and it was on his 50th birthday in 2018. Andrew McCabe filed a civil lawsuit and the Justice Department has agreed to restore full law enforcement benefits and provide attorney fees for him.

He has argued that his ouster was a result of a “years-long public vendetta” by former president Trump.”I think the message that you get loud and clear from the terms of the settlement is that this never should have happened,” McCabe said. “It feels like complete vindication because that’s what it is.”

Andrew McCabe worked 21 years in service at the Bureau. McCabe can return to work if he wants. He will get all his retirement benefits and back pay as well from this settlement. One of McCabe’s attorneys at the time said a senior Justice Department official told him the department was making things up as it went along.

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Federal Arrest Warrant issued for Brian Laundrie on Fraud Charges

Brian Laundrie is most recently known in association with his connection with the disappearance of Gabby Petito, a 22-year old, who went missing during the couple’s cross-country trip and was later found dead. However, Federal grand jury in Wyoming has indicted Laundrie on Wednesday after the jury found that Laundrie used “unauthorized devices” included debit card and PIN numbers for two bank accounts to fraudulently obtain more than $1,000.

Federal authorities are still searching for Laundrie who returned to his parents’ home on September 1, and since has vanished after Petito was reported missing.

Laundrie, however, has not yet been charged with any crime directly tied to Petito’s disappearance or death.

Petito’s disappearance has gripped the nation, as internet sleuths and true crime fans have come together to find evidence; that being said, law enforcement has also equally explained concern regarding those seeking fame or to disrupt the general police investigation.

Laundrie’s whereabouts are still unknown, and at this time, the parents are not cooperating with the authorities in search for their son.

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