Mark Wahlberg has said religion is ‘the most important part of my life.’
The 49-year-old Irish Catholic actor proved his dedication to God, spotted going to mass with his family in Beverly Hills on Saturday.
Dressed in a pair of white jeans and a mint green sweater, he put on a very stylish display for the pious outing.
Rocking a diamond cross pendant over his fresh outfit, Wahlberg left no room for confusion about his religious devotion.
Throwing on an pair of turquoise suede sneakers, he completed the very youthful outfit.
With a black face mask and aviator sunglasses over his famous face, the Boogie Nights star walked safely for a day of worship.
Walking beside his wife of 11 years, Rhea, who wore a powder blue dress and a pair of lilac heels, and his two sons Michael, 14, and Brendan, 12, the family looked very sharp for the outing.
With his keys in hand, Wahlberg flashed a wave for the camera before heading to an outdoor church gathering.
According to Los Angeles COVID-19 protocol, religious gatherings are allowed but indoor services are completely prohibited as the United States reaches 12M active cases of the deadly virus as of Saturday.
Speaking about his faith in a 2013 Parade magazine interview Wahlberg said, ‘I don’t try to push it on anybody and I don’t try to hide it.’
Adhering to a strict schedule that includes waking up at 2:30am for a workout, Mark said that he and his family usually attend services twice on Sunday.
‘I’ll go to church at 7:30 and everybody will be eating breakfast when I come home. Then we’ll go to church again at 10:30, if things aren’t too hectic. Or if one of the kids has a game we’ll watch them play. It’s a nice family day.’
Crediting ‘losing his faith,’ with a pivotal dark period in his life, the world famous actor uses religion as a way to stay on course.
‘Once I focused on my faith wonderful things started happening for me,’ he said.
Currently Mark has two movies set for release in 2021, a sci-fi movie called Infinite and an action flick called Uncharted.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has said every club has a right to defend their corner in response to comments made by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
The German had a fiery rant after his side's 1-1 draw with Brighton on Saturday afternoon in response to previous comments from the Blades boss.
Wilder labelled Klopp as a 'world-class politician' before the weekend's fixtures, just a week after he labelled him as 'selfish' over his concerns regarding fixture congestion, TV companies picking inconvenient kick-off times and the lack of five substitutions.
Klopp was unhappy after his side's draw at Brighton and as part of his rant, hit back at Wilder saying: 'When we had the talk between the managers a week ago it was 15-5, if not 16-4 for five subs (rule to be introduced), since then nothing has happened.
'You need 14 votes but Chris Wilder said I am selfish. I think all the things he said is selfish too. But it was a similar situation for me at Mainz as well.'
Wilder's side also had a disappointing result, as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to relegation rivals West Brom.
After the match he was asked by Sky Sports for his comments on what Klopp said and initially he tried to brush them off.
He said: 'I'm not interested in that today, not right at this particular moment I can imagine you can understand my view on that. So maybe that’s for another time, today is about talking about the result.
'And obviously as Jurgen put, good observation, we’re still on that one point but it’s not the time to talk about from that point of view.'
When asked a further question about backing his own club, Wilder added: 'Everyone has their right to do that and defend their corner, there’s 20 votes in this league and everyone looks after themselves all the way through.
'We have to look after ourselves. I'm not going into the nuts and bolts of what was said. I’ve always had a huge amount of respect for Liverpool as a football club as I’ve consistently said and respect for Jurgen (as well).
'So whether it’s looking after the club, whether it’s selfish, there’s a few other managers in there that have looked after their own club as well. I’ll always look after my own club.'
В столице 72-летнего мужчину осудили за насилие в отношении омоновца. Наказание — пять лет «домашней химии». Об этом сообщает пресс-служба Минского городского суда.
В Минске 27 ноября прошел суд по уголовному делу по ст. 364 УК (Насилие либо угроза применения насилия в отношении сотрудника органов внутренних дел). Судили 72-летнего минчанина.
Согласно обвинению, пенсионер 8 сентября, в период с 19.00 по 21.00, был на проспекте Машерова в Минске во время несанкционированных массовых мероприятий.
Там он «в целях воспрепятствования законной деятельности сотрудника ОВД по охране общественного порядка умышленно применил насилие» в отношении омоновца. Не меньше двух раз ударил его в лицо, уточняет пресс-служба суда.
По пути к милицейской машине мужчина продолжал оказывать сопротивление, «нанес не менее одного удара ногой в область лица потерпевшего». Суд отмечает, что у омоновца — телесные повреждения, но они не повлекли расстройства здоровья или незначительной стойкой утраты трудоспособности.
Что решил суд? Пенсионера признали виновным «в насилии в отношении сотрудника органов внутренних дел в целях воспрепятствования его законной деятельности».
Наказание по статье 364 УК — ограничение свободы без направления в исправительное учреждение открытого типа на пять лет. Это означает «домашнюю химию», когда осужденный остается дома, но должен выполнять правила — например, ходить на работу, отмечаться в милиции.
Приговор в законную силу не вступил и может быть обжалован и опротестован в апелляционном порядке.
There's more uses for a turkey than the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving feast.
Researchers believe the flightless fowl held deep significance for ancient Pueblo Indians in the American Southwest, who domesticated the bird but didn't eat it.
Archaeologists at Washington State University examined a 800-year-old feather blanket from southeast Utah, one of the few remaining examples of its kind.
They determined it took more than 11,000 turkey feathers to make the spread, likely plucked painlessly from live birds during molting periods.
It would have taken between four and ten turkeys to make this single blanket, now on display at the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding, Utah.
'The birds that supplied the feathers were likely being treated as individuals important to the household,' said anthropologist Bill Lipe. 'This reverence for turkeys and their feathers is still evident today in Pueblo dances and rituals.'
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To determine how many turkeys would have been needed for this blanket, Lipe's team counted feathers from the pelts of wild modern-day turkeys ethically sourced from dealers in Idaho.
Such feathers were widely used to make blankets and robes by the Ancestral Pueblo people but, because they're so fragile, few examples have survived.
'The goal of this study was to shed new light on the production of turkey feather blankets and explore the economic and cultural aspects of raising turkeys to supply the feathers,' said Lipe, lead author of a paper in Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
Protective fabrics made from animal pelts, fur and feathers would've been needed as tribes ventured into higher, colder elevations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona.
The ancestors of the modern-day Pueblo Indians, who include the Hopi and Zuni, tended to live at elevations above 5,000 feet, where the winters were brutal and even summer nights could be cold.
Made by women, the fabrics would have served tribespeople through various stages of life — as blankets for sleeping, cloaks in cold weather and finally as funerary dressing.
This particular blanket measured 39 by 42.5 inches and took approximately 11,550 soft body feathers wrapped around almost 600 feet of yucca fiber cord.
Turkey feathers began replacing rabbit skin as the preferred material for twined blankets between 400 BC and 700 AD, according to Lipe. They lasted longer and plucking turkey rather than skinning hares would have allowed for an ongoing resource.
New feathers could be collected several times a year for the life of the turkey, which could more than a decade.
'As ancestral Pueblo farming populations flourished, many thousands of feather blankets would likely have been in circulation at any one time,' said Shannon Tushingham, a professor of anthropology at WSU and co-author of the study. 'It is likely that every member of an ancestral Pueblo community, from infants to adults, possessed one.'
Surprisingly, the turkeys would have been treated more like pets or members of the family than dinner.
Turkeys were one of the very few domesticated animals in North America before Europeans arrived but they weren't really used as a food source until the late 12th century, when deer became more scarce.
Turkey remains found among the ancient Pueblo were usually whole skeletons that had been intentionally buried, not scattered bones in hearths or trash heaps.
That indicates a ritual or cultural significance for the birds, Lipe believes.
'They are right up there with eagle feathers as being symbolically and culturally important,' he said.