Interfaith prayer service held in Springfield to show solidarity with city’s immigrant community

 

A large crowd gathered Thursday night at the South Congregational Church in Springfield to partake in an interfaith prayer service, offering support and expressing solidarity with the city’s immigrant community.

The event comes on the heels of an announcement on June 16 that the church, along with five other congregations, will pursue the establishment of sanctuary spaces in their buildings for undocumented immigrants and families in danger of deportation….MORE: MASSLIVE.COM

Texting on a mobile phone makes you walk sillily, study finds

John Cleese’s Ministry of Silly Walks sketch on Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969).Texting on the hoof leads people to change the way they walk, new research has revealed.

While researchers have previously looked at the impact of phone use while on a level surface, they have now explored how pedestrians cope while using their phone and negotiating that common trip-hazard: a step.

Injuries from falling over or bumping into things while using a mobile phone are on the rise: in the US at least 1,500 pedestrians were reported to have visited hospital in 2010 alone as a result of such accidents….more: theguardian