Story #1 There’s a human crisis happening in the world!
More than 16,000 migrants have streamed into Austria since Saturday, Burgenland state police spokesman Wolfgang Bachkoenig said Monday. Virtually all continued to Germany, where the city of Munich had received more than 17,500 people, police said.
“We must now, step by step, go from emergency measures to a normality that is humane and complies with the law,” Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said.
The United Nations’ refugee agency, UNHCR, estimates that more than 366,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year.
At least 2,800 have died or disappeared during the journey. Those who make the crossing face uncertain futures in European nations, which differ in their approach to asylum seekers.
Why is this happening? There is a crisis of huge proportions in Syria. People are being executed for their lack of support of nightmarish control.
Who is helping: The Vatican wants monasteries to take in people. The UK and Germany are accepting refugees. People are desperate.
Story # 2 Kim Davis is free. The Kentucky clerk who was jailed in contempt of court for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, plans to return to work this week, attorney Mat Staver told reporters. With Staver’s arm around her, Davis cried as she stood outside the jail Tuesday after a judge ordered her release. Asked by a reporter whether her stay in jail was worth it, Davis smiled and nodded.
“I can guarantee you, knowing Kim, she loves God, she loves people, she loves her work, and she will not betray any of those three,” Staver said. “She’ll do her job good. She’ll serve the people…and she’ll also be loyal to God, and she’s not going to violate her conscience.”
Story#3 A Christian Film Beats a Secular Film At The Box Office
The movie about a seemingly perfect couple who must use faith to deal with the battles in their lives has apparently struck a nerve. The “War Room” refers to praying strategically, and in the film, one of the characters has a room where she does just that. It won. Period. It made its budget back three times and has stunned Hollywood.
Story #4 Salaries are Going In An Interesting Direction.
The 2016 Salary Guides from Robert Half reveal U.S. starting salaries for professional occupations are expected to increase an average of 4.1 percent next year. Among the five fields tracked, the technology sector is projected to see the greatest pay gains, with base salaries rising an average of 5.3 percent. Accounting and finance roles followed, with anticipated average compensation increases of 4.7 percent. The creative and administrative professions each registered projected starting salary gains of 3.8 percent, followed by the legal field, with average base pay expected to rise 3.1 percent in 2016.