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Source: New York Times

‘Women Didn’t Want It Then and Women Don’t Want It Now’

Sunday 09:55 GMT

Better to shift focus to the ‘disrespect’ of flag, country, veterans and anthem while blatantly erasing the intention of the protests’ origins — leaving victimized, and/or dead African-American men, women and children to lie dismissed and irrelevant in their place.

Jessica Hobbs, via Facebook, reacting to an article about parents, therapists and schools struggling to help anxious teenagers. I feel terrible for the teenagers who are growing up in this crazy world right now.

Source: New York Times

Cubs Beat Nationals as a Bloop Cancels Out a Blunder

Wednesday 00:38 GMT

In 13 seasons since moving from Montreal, they have still not advanced to the N.L.C.S.. Tuesday’s game marked the Cubs’ return to joyous Wrigley Field for their first postseason appearance as reigning World Series champions.

This time it came on a pop fly, by Jayson Werth, the 10th consecutive hitter retired by Cubs relievers Pedro Strop, Carl Edwards Jr. and Wade Davis. Until then, Scherzer had been the pitching star, despite a hamstring injury that did nothing to undermine his reputation.

Source: Common Domain

'Guns kill people,' and leading doctors want to treat them like any other threat to public health

Wednesday 10:54 GMT

The doctors who lead the medical profession’s debates on how best to preserve and restore our health are done with moments of silence in the face of gun-related violence.

The journal editors called on their fellow doctors to ask their patients about their ownership of guns, to challenge their belief that those guns increase their safety, and to direct them toward risk-reducing resources “just as you already do for other health risks.”

Source: DW

Norwegian football association announces equal pay for men and women

09-Oct-2017

The Norwegian Football Association (NFF) will offer equal compensation for male and female footballers representing the country's national teams from 2018 onwards.

"Compared to the women, we men have been very privileged, so it wasn't a difficult decision," said Stefan Johansen, the men's team captain, in a statement. To help fund the increased women's allocation, Norway's men's team agreed to transfer 550,000 kroner from their own pot.

Source: Common Domain

Smoke from Wine Country wildfires make Bay Area air quality as bad as Beijing

Friday 22:48 GMT

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a health advisory for a second straight day and extended it through the weekend, saying “very unhealthy air quality from the wildfires in the North Bay is causing unprecedented levels of air pollution throughout the Bay Area,” and advised residents to stay indoors, if possible, and to close windows and doors.

Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality index rated San Francisco air at 161, or “unhealthy,” comparable to levels typically seen in Beijing, widely considered the city with the world’s worst air pollution.

Source: The Week

How a trip to Disneyland changed my trans family forever

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

When she started going to a trans support group and realized that her true gender was female, the words she used were "transgender" or "transsexual."

That horde of kids just looked around peevishly because I hadn't cried or confessed or done anything very Degrassi at all.

Source: BBC

8 rejection letters that will inspire you to not give up - BBC Music

Wednesday 04:18 GMT

The rejection letter read above was sent by record executive Jimmy Lenner of Millennium Records to her then-manager Alec Head in the early-80s and it says: "In my opinion, the only thing missing from this project is the material...

A recent documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, sheds light on Simone being rejected by letter to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 1951, suggesting she was refused entry on grounds of race.

Source: CBS News

U.N. clamps down on N. Korea's sanctions-dodging by sea

Wednesday 09:57 GMT

Hugh Griffiths, head of the panel of experts investigating the implementation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea, announced the port bans at a briefing to U.N. member states on Monday.

The U.N. Security Council has banned all nations from allowing four ships that transported prohibited goods to and from North Korea to enter any port in their country. Hugh Griffiths, head of the panel of experts investigating the implementation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea, announced the port bans at a briefing to U.N. member states on Monday.

Source: The Guradian

End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?

Wednesday 10:54 GMT

The trucker holds a special place in American mythology: sometimes a symbol of freedom and the open road, sometimes a threat.

If you go to a modern warehouse now, say Amazon or Walmart, the trucks are unloaded by machines, the trucks are loaded by machines, they are put into the warehouse by machines.

Source: Common Domain

LeBron aggravates ankle injury; opener vs. Celtics in doubt

Friday 16:24 GMT

James didn't practice Wednesday, a day after he made his exhibition debut after being slowed by a sprained left ankle sustained Sept. 27.

As for James' status for Tuesday night's game against the Celtics and former Cavs All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, Lue was non-committal. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the four-time MVP is sore and has been ruled out of Cleveland's final preseason game Friday night in Orlando.

Source: New York Times

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Sputters at the Domestic Box Office

09-Oct-2017

The expensive science-fiction sequel “Blade Runner 2049” collapsed at the North American box office over the weekend, taking in $31.5 million, or roughly 30 percent less than analysts had expected, as younger audiences and women failed to materialize in sizable numbers. “I’m disappointed,” said Jeff Goldstein, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros., which released the independently produced movie in the United States and Canada.

Source: NBC News

Trump's One-Two Punch Hits Birth Control, LGBTQ Rights

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump’s administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people and others.

“Instead of fulfilling its mission ‘to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans,’ HHS leaders under the current administration are focused on turning back the clock on women’s health,” said the organization’s president, Dr. Haywood Brown.

Source: New York Times

Fashion Breaks Its Silence on Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Sunday 09:55 GMT

In the days since The New York Times broke the story of allegations of decades of harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein, torrents of heart-wrenching stories have poured forth from at least 30 women who say they were victimized by Mr. Weinstein.

Indeed, said Julie Gilhart, a fashion consultant and the former fashion director of Barneys New York: “We are living in a time right now when we should try to find the words.”

Source: New York Times

Los Angeles Times Names Lewis D’Vorkin as Top Editor

Wednesday 01:34 GMT

The Los Angeles Times said on Monday that it had named Lewis D’Vorkin, previously a senior executive at Forbes, its top editor.

The letter called for improved working conditions, higher pay, more generous benefits and protections for staff members against “unilateral change by Tronc.”

Source: BBC

Chris Kirkland: Former England goalkeeper on dealing with his anxiety

Friday 16:24 GMT

Chris Kirkland realised the ambitions of thousands of youngsters by playing in the Premier League and representing his country.

But, after leaving Wigan Athletic in 2012, the former Coventry City and Liverpool goalkeeper started to struggle with crippling anxiety. Five years after his battle with depression began, Kirkland, now 36, tells BBC Sport how it affected him and his family.

Source: DW

Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont asks to meet Rajoy, doesn't clarify independence status

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: New York Times

Ophelia Lashes Ireland, Killing at Least 3 People

Monday 20:05 GMT
Source: ABC News

Kaepernick files grievance against NFL over alleged collusion

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

2 bodies found inside Joshua Tree National Park

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

US military rushes to defuse looming crisis in Kirkuk after Iraqi army advances

Monday 21:56 GMT
Source: BBC

Man found guilty of New York bombing

Monday 21:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Days after devastating truck bomb in Somali capital, death toll still climbing

Monday 18:12 GMT
Source: Fox News

Judicial Watch says FBI has found Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting documents

Saturday 23:41 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Where’s Zinke The Interior secretary’s special flag offers clues

Friday 22:48 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Cubs fans’ ‘W’ flags run afoul of Nationals policy on banners

09-Oct-2017
Source: DW

Lufthansa strikes major labor deal with pilots

Thursday 09:02 GMT
Source: DW

Workers' rights in Germany: Not everyone can go on strike

Thursday 15:31 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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Friday 00:19 GMT
Source: NBC News

Rainbow flag flies at U.S. monument, but not on federal land

Friday 16:24 GMT

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