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Style Week Pittsburgh unveils event lineup for 2017

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StyleWeek 2017

Just three months and counting until the fifth annual Style Week Pittsburgh brings fashion-focused events to venues across the city. Fashionistas (and quite a few fashionistos!) got a sneak peek of what to expect Aug. 17-20 at a preview party Wednesday evening at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh in East Liberty.

The theme for the week will be Style Meets Innovation and will spotlight local designers, musicians and artisans who incorporate technology into their work. 

Style Week's founder/director Wadria Taylor gave an overview of the week's events:

AUG. 17Metamorphosis fashion show with Pittsburgh-based designers

AUG. 18: The annual Style Awards recognizing influencers in style and the arts

AUG. 19Fashion's Night Out, a nightlife experience that will bring together local bands, DJs and fashion

AUG. 20: A networking brunch with local innovators

Leading up to the events, designers, illustrators and graphic artists are invited to submit their designs for this year's official Style Week Pittsburgh T-shirt. Models can get in on the action, too, by attending an open call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. June 17. (Location to be announced.)

Know someone who's making an impact in Pittsburgh? Organizers are seeking nominations for the Style Awards. Categories include best photographer, blogger, boutique, hair salon, designer, entrepreneur and innovator. Nominations can be submitted at www.styleweekpittsburgh.com.

Beyond the announcements, festivities included mingling, sipping drinks and shopping selections from local vendors in the Ace Hotel's gym. Keep up on the latest Style Week Pittsburgh information at www.styleweekpittsburgh.com or on Facebook.

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Gassing Babies

Written by Rob Rogers on .

President Trump was SO emotional about the idea that little babies were being gassed by Syria's Assad. Meanwhile, Trump has no qualms about rolling back pollution standards and unleashing poison toxins on men, women and babies right here in this country. 

20170427 Gassing Babies

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Methodists set historic special assembly

Written by Peter Smith on .

The United Methodist Church is the last major U.S.-based Protestant denomination that hasn't resolved a sharp division over homosexuality, at least legislatively.

That may change in two years with what may be a decisive gathering over issues of same-sex unions and the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy. The denomination, one of the largest Protestant bodies in both Western Pennsylvania and the nation, has scheduled a special General Convention for February 2019 in St. Louis.

That's the only legislative body that can speak for the whole church, and it meets regularly only every four years, most recently in 2016 when it punted the dispute to a "Commission on a Way Forward." The special convention will have authority only to deliberate on the commission's findings.

Since the turn of the century, the nation's largest Episcopal, Presbyterian and Lutheran churches broke years of deadlock by moving decisively toward ordain openly gay and lesbian clergy and blessing same-sex unions. In each case, a significant minority of separated from the denominations and and joined new or existing conservative denominations.

The United Methodists' debate is similar to that in the other denominations but different in one major respect. It's a global denomination, with a large and growing portion of its members in African countries, which are far more conservative theologically, including on sexual issues.

 

Last year, I reported that the U.S. church once had 11 million members at its peak in the late 1960s, but it now has 7.2 million members, down 6 percent in just the last five years. At the same time, the overseas part of the church, mainly African, grew 11 percent to 5.1 million, according to church statistics.

The announcement of the upcoming special General Convention comes even as a church court considers a legal challenge to last year's election of its first openly gay bishop.

 

The denomination’s governing document says all persons are of sacred worth but that the “practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching” and “self-avowed, practicing homosexuals” are not to be clergy.

 

 

 

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Trump aides tout accomplishments, sidestep unfulfilled promises ahead of 100-day marker

WASHINGTON — He promised to build a border wall, repeal Obamacare, eliminate crime and leverage public-private partnerships to spur massive infrastructure investment....

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Trump aides tout accomplishments, sidestep unfulfilled promises ahead of 100-day marker

WASHINGTON — He promised to build a border wall, repeal Obamacare, eliminate crime and leverage public-private partnerships to spur massive infrastructure investment....

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