Gorillaz Continue To Build Anticipation With Ten-Page Story, “The Book Of Murdoc” [Watch]

first_imgIt seems that new music from the Gorillaz could arrive any day now. The band has been posting with intermittent bursts of social media activity, which started about a month ago when the band shared a timeline of their entire career. Then, the group started detailing the stories of its cartoon members in “The Book Of” updates, filling in the gaps of each character over the last few years.We first heard from “The Book Of Noodle” and “The Book Of Russel,” with each ten-page post detailing the characters and their stories. Today we get “The Book Of Murdoc,” chronicling the so-called King of the Gorillaz during the down years between Phase Three and Phase Four of the Gorillaz.Check out the new story below.last_img read more

Religion is changing, fellowship too

first_img Growing numbers of people are finding meaningful community in places outside of church. Learn how the CEO of CrossFit, Greg Glassman, thinks of his work as church, perhaps even religion. Thurston and ter Kuile selected 10 organizations to study more closely, using six themes: community, personal transformation, social transformation, purpose-finding, creativity, and accountability. What they found were many common threads and themes when speaking to leaders of the organizations.“What you will see among young people is that they are indeed participating in communities and they are in communities that are some ways mirroring the function that religious communities have served,” Thurston said. “These are communities that are helping people aspire towards goals and transform themselves and work towards change and hold each other accountable to make things better and inspiring creativity and inspiring people to find their purpose and mission in life.“All these kinds of key functions that a community can serve.”At CrossFit — a company with 4 million users —members join a close-knit community of people trying to better themselves through physical fitness. Members have organized fundraisers and other drives to aid friends and CrossFit colleagues going through illnesses or other extraordinary circumstances.At the Dinner Table, members get together over a homemade meal to discuss personal loss. It is there that the 20- to 30-somethings begin to heal by creating a safe place to talk about feelings and emotions.For some of the organization leaders, grasping the study and questioning was didn’t take immediately, according to ter Kuile. Several leaders got the spiritual connection right away, while others needed time to think about how their work might possibly mirror religion and deep community building.Ter Kuile said that CrossFit, which is talked about in and out of its circles as a cult-like way for people to work out, came on board immediately. Greg Glassman, CEO of CrossFit, spoke at Harvard Divinity School earlier this month.Thurston and ter Kuile’s work is continuing as more and more community-based organizations like the ones they studied come into existence. The next step for the research is to find out if these organizations have a responsibility to play more significant roles in the community as more millennials shift away from religion.“These things are actually religious. You should treat these institutions as religious options that people find,” said ter Kuile. “That’s a difficult thing to hear if you are a church or for other denominations. At the same time it’s exciting, as well. Instead of worshiping in wooden church pews, CrossFit has millennials jumping on top of wooden boxes until exhaustion hits. The workout is not intended to replace church, but to build community.With millennials leaving religious affiliations at an alarming rate, an increasing number are joining organizations that blend of sense of community, a sense of self-awareness, and a resemblance to religion, according to a study titled “How We Gather,” researched by two students at Harvard Divinity School.“We are offering a challenge, and this is more of a challenge to the world of religion, that … if you think religion is dying, we are saying religion is changing,” said Casper ter Kuile, co-author of the Harvard study.Millennials, the generation of 18- to 34-year-olds, are not practicing religion the same way their parents and grandparents did. According to a Pew Research Center study, more than one-third of millennials are not affiliated with a religion, which is double the number of baby boomers who identify as unaffiliated.Additionally, another Pew study released this week indicated that about one-quarter of American millennials say they attend religious services on a weekly basis, and about half say they believe in God with absolute certainty, compared with seven in 10 Americans in the silent generation (those born in the mid-1920s to 1940s) and the baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964).These were trends that Angie Thurston, co-author of “How We Gather,” started to notice before she came to Harvard. Thurston began charting the organizations that millennials are joining to find a deeper sense of community. When she came to the Divinity School she met ter Kuile, who is training to become a minister for nonreligious people. That’s when Thurston’s small spreadsheet turned into a galaxy of more than 100 different institutions and organizations, and the two decided to get to work on their research.“By the time we had about 100 organizations we thought, ‘OK, maybe we should talk to some of these people,’” Thurston said.CrossFit as church?! <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oc8ZRKDCyU” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/9oc8ZRKDCyU/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>last_img read more

Beat writers unanimously pick Syracuse to beat Seattle

first_imgAfter picking up its first win of the season on Wednesday against Colgate, Syracuse (1-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) continues its nonconference slate against Seattle (2-2). The Redhawks enter Saturday’s game in the Carrier Dome with two non-Division I wins and two losses to Washington State and Eastern Washington. This is the first game in the NIT Season Tip-Off series, and as of Friday night, Syracuse is favored by 15.5 points and the over/under is set at 129, per Pinnacle.Here are our beat writers’ predictions for Saturday’s 7 p.m. game in the Carrier Dome:Nick Alvarez (2-0)‘Seattle’Syracuse 74, Seattle 48 After two-straight early deficits, Syracuse should steamroll Seattle from tip on Saturday night. Elijah Hughes is slowly finding his groove, swishing a 3 while falling backward against Colgate, and can have his early-season showcase. In its last game, Seattle allowed 25 to Eastern Washington’s Jacob Davison. Elsewhere, Bourama Sidibe is coming off the best half of his career and will lead a center-rotation officially down to two players In my opinion, the most interesting thing to watch will be Joe Girard III’s development now that he’s officially SU’s starting guard.Michael McCleary (2-0)They have the Space Needle, I guessSyracuse 83, Seattle 51AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis game won’t be close. Nothing against the city of Seattle, of course. It is, after all, ranked the No. 3 big city to live in. Really cool place. But this isn’t about that, and Syracuse — in a home game — should have an easy time with this one. The Redhawks were blown out by Washington State. Syracuse perhaps presents an even bigger challenge than them, and SU’s proficiency from beyond the arc can make this game well out of reach. And quickly, too.Josh Schafer (2-0)Sounding offSyracuse 81 Seattle 53This the fourth-easiest game left on Syracuse’s schedule per Kenpom and it’s easy to see why. With a 30-point loss to Washington State and some of the worst shooting stats in the country (Seattle is currently ranked 351st out of 353 teams in 3-point field goal percentage), there’s little room to expect and upset. The Redhawks just aren’t close to competing with an ACC team and this game will be better to watch Syracuse’s offense continue to search for rhythm, SU head coach Jim Boeheim said after the win over Colgate the team still needs to look better on offense and that will start on Saturday against a sub-par defense. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 15, 2019 at 8:45 pmlast_img read more

KDOT to start asphalt overlay project on K-55, west of Belle Plaine, Monday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Starting around Monday, March 14, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt overlay project on K-55 Highway in Sumner and Cowley Counties, U.S. 81/K-55 Intersection west of the City of Belle Plaine to the K-15/K-55 Intersection north of the City of Udall.Traffic through this work zone will be controlled by flagmen and pilot car, so drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. The work area will move daily and work will be underway during daylight hours only. This project is scheduled to be completed in early May, depending on delays caused by adverse weather conditions.APAC Kansas, Inc., Shears Division from Hutchinson is the prime contractor for this $1,303,000 project, which is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature. For more information about T-WORKS projects and funding visit the website, www.ksdot.org/tworks.  Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the http://511.ksdot.org website, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.KDOT urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. Persons with questions about this road work or other KDOT projects can call South Central Kansas Public Affairs Manager, Zach Oswald, at 620-663-3361 or 1-877-550-5368 (Toll free).Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more