Ruby Rose opens up about backlash for identifying as lesbian

first_imgLos Angeles: Ruby Rose says she was surprised to be subjected to backlash for saying she identifies as a lesbian after being cast as the title character Batwoman in the first TV series to be headlined by an LBGTQ superhero. The ‘Orange Is the New Black’ star features in the upcoming Arrowverse series from The CW. Rose, who identifies as a gender fluid woman, said she did not have an idea that her sexual orientation meant she could not be a lesbian because her does not view herself as a woman. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die'”I came to the States to get into acting, and I couldn’t even get a manager or agent, so I made a short film based on my life because I had the time to do it. I put it online, just to say, ‘This is something I wanted to do,’ and it went viral, which I didn’t ever expect. And then I got an opportunity to audition for ‘Orange Is the New Black’ because they wanted to have a gender-neutral character,” she further said. “But I’ve also gotten backlash. And that’s when you realise you have to keep up with the terminology. When I got cast as a lesbian in ‘Batwoman’, I didn’t know that being a gender-fluid woman meant that I couldn’t be a lesbian because I’m not a woman not considered lesbian enough,” she told Entertainment Weekly for its 2019 LGBTQ special issue. Rose said she was initially irritated with the response to her casting as Batwoman but then she took some time out for introspection.last_img read more

Evan Rachel Wood self harmed during abusive relationship

first_imgLos Angeles: Evan Rachel Wood has revealed that she used to self harm when she was involved in an “abusive relationship”. The ‘Westworld’ star opened up about the abuse on Twitter recently, using the #IAmNotOk hashtag in an attempt to raise awareness about domestic violence. “Two years into my abusive relationship. I resorted to self harm. When my abuser would threaten or attack me, I cut my wrist as a way to disarm him.” “It only made the abuse stop temporarily. At that point I was desperate to stop the abuse and I was too terrified to leave,” Rachel Wood tweeted, alongside a picture of herself with scars on her arm. The 31-year-old actor also shared photographs from a shoot which she attended during that time, adding she “fell into a pool of tears” on the job and had to go home. She recently opened up about her abusive relationship.last_img read more

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Greece to hold UNled discussions

Matthew Nimetz, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, will have “continued discussions with representatives” of the two States in New York this Friday, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.Earlier this month Mr. Nimetz submitted a proposal to the two countries which could serve as the basis for the name issue and related outstanding matters, and asked both sides to study his ideas.The Interim Accord of 13 September 1995, which was brokered by the UN, details the difference between the two countries regarding the official name of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It also obliges the two sides to continue negotiations under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General to try to reach agreement. 26 February 2008The United Nations envoy tasked with helping Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia resolve their dispute over the official name of the latter country will hold discussions with the two sides later this week as part of efforts to broker a solution. read more

Moncton RCMP officer remembered

The congregation at Hillside Baptist Church in Moncton gathered this morning to pray for the family, friends and co-workers of RCMP constable Dave Ross.Ross was one of three RCMP officers gunned down last Wednesday before a city-wide manhunt for the suspect.He was a member of the congregation and met his wife in a bible study group there. Friends and family gathered at today’s service to mourn their loss, and to try to begin healing.“Everything he did was with a great deal of passion and commitment,” said Amy Klassen, a friend of Const. Ross. “He was merciful, never once did I ever feel judged or put down and I believe others would say the same about Dave. He was also a man of God.”A full regimental funeral will be held for Ross and fellow Mounties Fabrice Gevaudan and Douglas Larche on Tuesday. The two other officers injured in the attack have since been released from hospital. read more

UN closes refugee camp in Pakistan in start of consolidation programme

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman Kris Janowski told reporters today in Geneva that the final 148 residents left Shalman on Sunday to return to Afghanistan. A separate group of 433 people was transferred Friday to another camp at Kotkai.Returning refugees are given food, a small travel grant and some supplies by UNHCR to help them re-adjust to life in Afghanistan.Mr. Janowski said the agency chose to first close Shalman – which lies in a dry valley near the famous Khyber Pass – because of its harsh and isolated conditions and its falling population. At its peak, Shalman had capacity for 26,000 refugees.UNHCR hopes to announce more camp closures in the next few months after holding talks with government officials in the provinces of North West Frontier and Balochistan, Mr. Janowski said. The agency set up 15 camps in the region to shelter Afghans who fled fighting in their homeland following the fall of the Taliban in late 2001.Some 400,000 Afghans are expected to return home this year from Pakistan, while 33,500 people have already returned from Iran since the start of the year. In 2002 and 2003 about 1.9 million Afghans are estimated to have returned from Pakistan. read more

Vegemite goes home Oreo maker sells to Australias Bega

CANBERRA, Australia – Vegemite, the salty, brown spread beloved in Australia, is going home, purchased by an Australian dairy company from the maker of Oreos.Mondelez International Inc. said Wednesday it was selling Vegemite and other Australian and New Zealand grocery products to Bega Cheese in a deal worth about $345.3 million (460 Australian dollars).Deerfield, Illinois-based Mondelez said it plans to focus on other products like Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolate.The sale was welcomed by many Australians who complain that iconic Down Under brands, including Foster’s beer and Speedo swimwear, have been sold to foreign companies.“This is the best news I’ve heard for a long time,” Australian entrepreneur Dick Smith, who developed an Australian-owned yeast extract alternative called OzEmite, told Australian Broadcasting Corp on Thursday. “To bring Vegemite back into Australian hands after over 60 years of it being in American hands, it’s great because it means the profit will stay in Australia.”A byproduct of brewing beer, Vegemite was introduced in the 1920s and is an Australian household staple.Those who haven’t been brought up on the spread, long marketed as a rich source of Vitamin B and ideal for healthy children, often find it a difficult taste to acquire.President Barack Obama once said: “It’s horrible.”Australians abroad commonly bemoan how difficult Vegemite is to find outside their country.Although it remains by far the country’s most popular yeast-based spread, its market share and sales have slipped in recent years, according to Euromonitor International. Last year, Vegemite’s sales in Australia were $78.5 million, down from $86.9 million in 2011.Barry Irvin, Bega Cheese’s executive chairman, attributed the recent declines to changing breakfast habits.He described Vegemite and Bega as a natural fit: Cheese and Vegemite are a popular taste combination on sandwiches.“The wonderful heritage and values that Vegemite represents and its importance to Australian culture makes its combination with Bega Cheese truly exciting,” Irvin said in a statement.Bega shares rose on the news on the Australian market in early trading Thursday more than 5 per cent from AU$4.84 to AU$5.09.Mondelez had licensing rights for Kraft’s products overseas after it split with Kraft Foods in 2012. Mondelez says it is holding onto Philadelphia cream cheese in Australia.The sale also includes other local Australian grocery products, peanut butter and salad dressings that use the Kraft name under licensing. Bega Cheese makes Kraft cheeses for Mondelez and was looking for opportunities to grow beyond dairy. The diversification “adds stability to Bega Cheese,” Irvin said.Michael Mitchell, a Mondelez spokesman, said about 200 employees will be offered roles “on comparable terms” with Bega Cheese. He said a manufacturing plant will transfer to Bega, but that there will be no closures.For non-Australians, the mention of “a Vegemite sandwich” in Australian band Men at Work’s 1983 hit song “Down Under” may be their only exposure to the stuff.Not so back home, where it can be found in 90 per cent of Australian households.An Australian prime minister once claimed that more Australians know the lyrics of a Vegemite advertising jingle written in 1954 than know the Australian national anthem. by Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press Posted Jan 18, 2017 9:51 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 18, 2017 at 10:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Vegemite goes home: Oreo maker sells to Australia’s Bega This Aug. 11, 2015 photo shows a Vegemite jar purchased in Australia is seen at a breakfast table in Tokyo, Japan. Vegemite, the salty spread beloved in Australia, is being sold by the maker of Oreo cookies to an Australian dairy company. The spread and other grocery products are being sold by Mondelez to Bega Cheese in a deal worth about $345.3 million. Mondelez International Inc. said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, it is selling most of its grocery business in Australia and New Zealand to focus on snacks like Oreo cookies and chocolate like Cadbury. (AP Photo/Hiroshi Otabe) read more

FEATURE Meeting Malala gives boost to creators of GirlWithABook project

Inspired by those words, two students at American University, in Washington, D.C., responded with a campaign using that phrase – #GirlWithABook – reaching out and urging the world to: “Stand with Malala Yousafzai and show the Taliban that there’s no way they can stop us girls from getting an education. Ever. Post a picture of yourself reading a book or holding a sign of support.”“The terrorists have shown that they are afraid of a girl with a book, so we stuck it to them by inviting people to post pictures of girls with books,” reads the website set up by creators Olivia Curl and Lena Shareef.Within one month of the launch of their project last year, Ms. Curl and Ms. Shareef received hundreds of pictures from around the world, including those of the Secretary-General reading to his granddaughter, as well as UN Messengers of Peace, writer Paulo Coelho, musician Midori, and environmentalist/scientist Jane Goodall.The pair then compiled the photos into a book for Malala.Their dream came true last year when the Secretary-General presented their book #GirlWithABook to Malala when she visited the United Nations on her 16th birthday, the occasion when she moved the world with her words on the importance of education.Today, another dream came true for the two creators of the initiative when they were among the 500 young people invited to the United Nations and got to meet face to face with Malala and her father.They were all gathered at UN Headquarters to join in on a conversation about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a part of the UN’s 500 days of action. “It was really exciting, after we brought out a copy of the photo book, that they all remembered getting the book last year. For them to make a connection between our #GirlWithABook project and the book was very special,” said Ms Curl, speaking also on behalf of her project partner.Ms. Shareef also said on their behalf: “I’m also really appreciative for the words of encouragement from Malala and her father to continue this movement into the future. If Malala wants us to keep going, then there’s no question that we will.”The two women said they were motivated by the enthusiastic support for their work to stand up for each girl’s right to an education.“The atmosphere was powerful and motivating, and we were really encouraged to see so many young people, most of them younger than us, participating and caring deeply about the many issues addressed by the MDGs,” Ms. Curl said. read more

Business Secretary Greg Clark to speak at SMMT Annual Dinner

SMMT is delighted to announce that the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, will be attending the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) 101st Annual Dinner and giving a keynote speech at the event on 28 November 2017.The SMMT Annual Dinner is one of the most high profile events in the automotive calendar, attended by senior executives from across the automotive sector, government officials, media and other stakeholders. The Business Secretary will address more than 1,000 guests at the special event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.SMMT President Tony Walker, Deputy Managing Director of Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK and Managing Director of Toyota Motor Europe London Office, will also speak and is expected to celebrate the industry’s recent achievements and outline the key opportunities and challenges facing the sector.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK and represents around 800 companies across the entire automotive sector.Later in the evening the comedian and actor Bill Bailey will be the after dinner speaker, along with a surprise celebrity guest to be revealed on the night.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, saidWe are delighted to be joined by the Business Secretary for our Annual Dinner, the 101st in our organisation’s history. The automotive industry is one of the key sectors for the UK economy and we look forward to working with government to drive future growth and secure the competitiveness of this vital industry.Meanwhile, the winner of the Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award will also be announced at the event. Launched in 2009, the award challenges young people aged between 17-25 to create a problem-solving idea, or innovation, offering them the chance to kick-start a career in automotive.Tickets for the event can be purchased online. Visit https://www.smmt.co.uk/events/annualdinner Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Chadwick to see Oyu Tolgoi coppergold mine progress first hand

first_imgInternational Mining’s John Chadwick is flying to Mongolia to visit the Oyu Tolgoi project next week in preparation for an Operation Focus article on the mine in early 2011. It is the world’s largest known undeveloped copper-gold project and is located in the South Gobi region of Mongolia, approximately 80 km north of the Mongolia-China border. When Oyu Tolgoi moves into full production, it will be one of the world’s top three copper-gold mines. International engineering and project management company AMEC has been commissioned by Oyu Tolgoi LLC to undertake the feasibility study for Lift 1 of the underground Hugo North block cave operation of its copper and gold mining project in Mongolia. Over the next 25 months, AMEC will work with Oyu Tolgoi’s engineering team to develop designs, specifications, cost estimates and a construction schedule for an 85,000 t/d block cave operation.Matt Gili, Chief Operating Officer for Oyu Tolgoi said: “The high grades of the underground mine make its design a crucial part of realising the value from the project over the long-term, for all stakeholders. We look forward to working with AMEC and itspartners in delivering this value.”To support in the delivery of this complex project, AMEC has partnered with RSV of South Africa for shaft engineering, AC-Tek for dynamic simulation of underground conveyors and Analytical Laboratory Consultants for laboratory service design.On October 6, 2009, Ivanhoe Mines and Rio Tinto signed a long-term, comprehensive Investment Agreement with the Government of Mongolia for the construction and operation of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mining complex. The agreement creates a partnership between the government — which will acquire a 34% interest in the project — and Ivanhoe Mines, which will retain a controlling 66% interest in Oyu Tolgoi. Global miner Rio Tinto, which joined Ivanhoe Mines as a strategic partner three years ago, presently holds a 29.6% interest in Ivanhoe Mines.Based on Ivanhoe Mines’ discoveries at Oyu Tolgoi during the past nine years, independently verified estimates indicate that Oyu Tolgoi contains approximately 81,000 Mlb of copper and 46 Moz of gold in Measured, Indicated and Inferred resources.Ivanhoe Mines announced a 2010 construction budget of $758 million, to begin full-scale construction of the copper-gold mining complex in southern Mongolia. Ivanhoe is considering a schedule that could see construction of the initial open-pit mine completed in 2012 and commercial production begin in 2013.”The 2010 budget provided for an early start on a site-wide development program and is planned to include:Resumption of the sinking of the 10-m diameter Shaft #2, which will be used to hoist ore to the surface from the deep, underground, copper-gold-rich Hugo Dummett DepositConstruction of a 97-m tall (approximately 31 storeys), reinforced-concrete headframe for Shaft #2Pouring the concrete foundation for the 100,000-t/d concentrator and deliveries of building materials for the concentrator and infrastructureInstallation of a 20-MW power station and 35-kV distribution systemInitial earthworks for the open-pit mine at the Southern Oyu depositsContinuation of lateral underground development off Shaft #1 at the Hugo Dummett DepositConstruction of a 105-km highway link to the Mongolia-China border, which will be fully paved by the time production beginsConstruction of a regional airport, with a concrete runway to accommodate Boeing 737-sized aircraft. http://www.ivanhoemines.com/; http://www.riotinto.com/last_img read more

CrossFitters raise money for Doral coach who suffered stroke

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – A CrossFit community came together to exercise and raise money in a show of support after a sudden and severe health scare for one of its coaches.Workout warriors showed up to Zoom Fitness near Northwest 25th Street and 96th Avenue in Doral, Saturday morning.They gathered to raise funds for Jourgan Rodriguez, who suffered a stroke while coaching a class on Christmas Eve.Days later, his colleagues said, Rodriguez is showing remarkable improvement, but the road to recovery will be long.“We didn’t expect that to happen, On Christmas Eve, in the middle of a class,” said co-worker Natalia Martinez. “That’s life everybody’s worst dream coming true.”It was the last health problem anyone would have expected for the 31-year-old coach. Fortunately, a nurse was in his class, and he received medical care immediately.The confirmation that he had suffered a stroke came after he got to the hospital. “I had an uncle who had a stroke two years ago, and it was very tough for me to see him in that situation, so going in there and talking to Jourgan was very, very tough because it was similar. ” said Hernandez. “I tried to hold my composure as much as I could, but eventually I had to break down.”“He’s much better. He’s speaking in sentences, which two days ago he was not,” said Martinez. “If the local community can help as much as possible to help a young man in need, he’s a phenomenal person with a great heart.”If you would like to help, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The CrossFit community then did what it does best: band together and give.Participants on Saturday rowed, burpeed and biked to raising money for a coach who, they said, is well-known in the community.Doctors said Rodriguez is looking at three to five hours of therapy on a regular basis during a six-month rehabilitation.“We’ve raised over $15,000 already for Jourgan’s GoFundMe account, because Jourgan doesn’t have insurance,” said Martinez.Friends have been left struggling to understand how this could have happened to someone so seemingly healthy.“He’s somebody healthy, somebody that does exactly what I do, is probably about the same age that I am — 30, 31,” said Darryl Hernandez, a friend of Rodriguez, “so it was very, very scary at first and unbelievable.”But friends also said Rodriguez is bouncing back. last_img read more

Withdrawal of army from JK demanded CPI ML

first_imgGuntur: CPI (ML) New Democracy district secretary Nadendla Brahmmaiah demanded that the Centre withdraw armed forces from Jammu and Kashmir immediately. Opposing abolition of Article 370, CPI (ML) conducted a meeting at Madala Narayana Swamy Bhavan in Guntur on Sunday. Speaking on this occasion, CPI (ML) leader CS Sagar criticised that Prime Minister Modi was ruling more worst than Hitler. He found fault with the Centre for unilaterally abolishing Article 370 in J&K. The government did not take opinion of the people of J&K before abrogating the article, he alleged.last_img

Israel signs 630m defence deal with India

first_imgIsrael announced Sunday it had reached a deal worth $630 million to provide India’s navy with missile defence systems, following a record weapons sale between the two countries last month.The new contract will see state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries supply LRSAM air and missile defence systems for four Indian naval ships, a statement from the company said.IAI said the contract will be carried out with India’s Bharat Electronics Limited, which will be the project’s main contractor.”The new contract adds to other deals signed in the last decade by IAI with India’s defence forces, reinforcing IAI’s global leadership position in air and missile defence systems,” IAI president and CEO Joseph Weiss said in a statement.LRSAM is an advanced air and missile defence system, jointly developed by IAI and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation.In April, IAI said India will buy nearly $2 billion worth of weapons technology from Israel in what was described as the “largest defence contract” ever signed by the military exporting giant.last_img read more

Axed Catalan president to stay in Brussels

first_imgOn Monday Joan Escanilla from the CSIF civil servants union said: “For now everything is very quiet. People have returned to work as normal.” Catalonia`s dismissed leader Carles Puigdemont along with other members of his dismissed government address a press conference at The Press Club in Brussels on 31 October, 2017. Photo: AFPCatalonia’s deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont said Tuesday that he would stay put in Brussels after being dismissed by the Spanish government, but denied he would seek asylum to avoid possible rebellion charges. “I am not here in order to demand asylum,” Puigdemont, sacked by the Spanish government on Friday after Catalonia’s parliament declared independence, told a packed news conference in Brussels.He said he was in Belgium “for safety purposes and freedom”, without detailing how long he would stay.After being axed, the 54-year-old reportedly drove hundreds of kilometres from Catalonia to Marseille in southern France with several members of his dismissed cabinet and then flew to Belgium.His departure is the latest twist in the saga over semi-autonomous Catalonia’s drive for independence that has presented Spain with its biggest political crisis in decades.On October 1, Catalonia held a referendum organised by Puigdemont’s administration which it said saw a large majority vote in favour of seceding from Spain, although turnout was just 43 percent.Puigdemont said this gave the Catalan parliament a mandate to declare independence on Friday, a decision beamed onto big screens to cheering crowds in regional capital Barcelona.But the same day Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government in Madrid invoked a never-before-used article of the constitution to dismiss Catalonia’s leaders and impose direct rule.The international community including the European Union, struggling with Brexit and other challenges, has largely spurned the independence declaration and has united behind Madrid.- Rebellion -On Monday Spain’s chief prosecutor said he was seeking charges including rebellion — punishable by up to 30 years in prison — and sedition against Puigdemont and fellow leading separatists.Jose Manuel Maza said they had “caused an institutional crisis that led to the unilateral declaration of independence carried out on October 27 with total contempt for our constitution”.A court now has to decide whether to bring charges.Separately, Spain’s Civil Guard police force on Tuesday searched the headquarters of Catalonia’s regional police in a probe centred on the independence referendum, a spokesman said.Meanwhile, Spain’s Supreme Court summoned the former speaker of the Catalan parliament to charge her, a judicial source said.- Elections -With its own language and distinct culture, Catalonia accounts for a fifth of the eurozone country’s economy.It had a high degree of autonomy over key sectors such as education, healthcare and the police.Rajoy also called snap elections for December 21 to replace the Catalan parliament in a drastic bid to stop the secessionist drive.Puigdemont said on Tuesday that he accepted the “challenge” and that he would “respect” the result whatever it is.”I want a clear commitment from the state. Will the state respect the results that could give separatist forces a majority?” he nevertheless asked reporters in Brussels.- Business as usual -There had been speculation that Catalan leaders and civil servants might seek to disrupt Madrid’s move to impose direct rule but in the event it passed off without major incident.Catalan police, now under orders from Madrid, were told Monday they could allow the dismissed leaders to enter the government headquarters in Barcelona, but only to clear their desks.But in the end, apart from one regional minister who tweeted a photo of himself at his desk, there was no major resistance.last_img

Justice Roberts May Hold Key Vote as Supreme Court Moves Right

first_imgBy Mark Sherman, The Associated PressChief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court’s new man in the middle. It’s just that the middle may have moved well to the right.The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roberts probably will be the conservative justice closest to the court’s four liberals, allowing him to control where the panel comes down in some of its most contentious cases.In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts listens as President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress in Washington. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means that the conservative Roberts probably will be the justice closest to the court’s four liberals, allowing Roberts to control where the court comes down in some of its most contentious cases. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)Roberts will be the justice who determines “how far they go and how fast they go,” said Washington lawyer John Elwood.Kennedy played a similar role for many years — his votes on gay rights, abortion, the death penalty, the environment, voting rights and affirmative action basically determined the outcome of cases on which the court was divided between liberals and conservatives.Roberts has typically been to Kennedy’s right. He did not endorse a constitutional right to marry for same-sex couples. He dissented when the court struck down Texas abortion clinic restrictions in 2016. The chief justice also was in dissent from the court’s first major climate change decision in 2007, when it held that the Environmental Protection Agency could regulate emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as air pollutants.New cases on any of those issues could be before the court soon and, even if Roberts is not prepared to overrule major Supreme Court precedents, he could be in position to cut back on environmental protections as well as gay rights and abortion rights.Smaller steps might be in keeping with Roberts’ preference for avoiding major divides where possible, and attracting votes from both conservatives and liberals. The 63-year-old chief justice may be in no hurry to move quickly, as he could be on the bench another 15 to 20 years.“Chief Justice Roberts, more than any other justice on the court, believes in narrow rulings that attract broad majorities, answering no more than necessary to resolve a given case,” Jonathan Adler, a professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, wrote on the Volokh Conspiracy legal blog.In one sense, the Supreme Court’s immediate future could look a lot like the term that just ended. Roberts seemed firmly in control of a court that overwhelmingly went conservative in divided cases, including upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban, striking a blow at public-sector labor unions, limiting workers’ rights to band together to complain about pay and affirming Ohio’s aggressive efforts to purge its voting rolls.Only on one occasion did Roberts join with the liberal justices in a 5-4 decision, a ruling that said police generally must have warrants to get telecommunications companies’ records showing where people have used their cellphones.Twice, though, Roberts was among a larger grouping of justices in cases that skirted the big issue at stake, but that could return to the court. In one case, the justices rejected a lower-court ruling that set limits on redistricting for partisan gain, but without deciding whether limits ever could be imposed. In another, the court ruled in favor of a baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, yet left on the table the question of whether religious objections could be used to avoid complying with anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people.For all his votes on the conservative side of issues, Roberts has had his critics on the right. They include Trump, who once labeled Roberts “an absolute disaster” for the chief justice’s critical vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act in 2012. Trump has not publicly criticized Roberts since he’s been president.The case arose in the middle of the 2012 presidential campaign, in which Barack Obama was seeking re-election and the health care law also known as “Obamacare” was a major issue. Then, as now, the five conservatives were nominees of Republican presidents, while the four liberals were chosen by Democrats.In the end, Roberts sided with the liberals, a decision some court observers have attributed in part to concern about public perceptions of the court and the chief justice’s desire to be seen as above the political fray.“He’s conservative, but he is an institutionalist. He believes deeply in the Supreme Court,” said George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley.A test of Roberts’ ability to set the court’s agenda could come on the topic of guns, said UCLA law professor Adam Winkler.Roberts voted in favor of gun rights in two cases that held that Americans have the right to have guns, at least for self-defense in their homes. But the court has since rejected repeated attempts to expand on the right of gun ownership, in part because Roberts and Kennedy would not join the other conservative justices to take on a new case.It takes the votes of four justices for the court to agree to review a case. If Kennedy’s replacement is a fourth vote for a new case about guns, then Roberts might soon have to weigh in on issues like the right carry a concealed firearm in public or bans on assault weapons, Winkler said.___Associated Press writers Jessica Gresko and Noreen Nasir contributed to this report.last_img read more

Couple jailed for selling both their sons to fund ingame item purchases

first_imgKids in China getting addicted to online gaming, and in some cases even dying because of it, has seen the Chinese government hand control of game access over to parents. But sometimes it’s the parents who are the ones addicted, and they’ll sell just about anything to fund their habit, including their own children.An unwed couple in China are currently in jail awaiting trial after they sold not one, but both of their sons in order to be able to buy items in their favorite free-to-play online games. The first son was not a planned pregnancy and the father did not want to pay for his upbringing, so they decided to sell him to a child trafficker. Typically these children are then sold on to Chinese couples wanting a child, to orphanages for sales overseas, or even to street gangs!It gets worse, though, because they got pregnant again and because the selling of the first child worked out so well, they decided to do it again. Only this time, the grandfather on the father’s side reported the sales to the police. Now both are facing long prison sentences.The online gaming addiction looks to be a problem mainly of the father, who regularly stays out all night playing at Internet cafes. But that doesn’t really say much for the mother who was clearly very happy for her children to be sold.Based on the behavior of these two individuals, you could argue they did the kids a favor selling them. But that’s only going to be true if they ended up as the children of a well-off Chinese couple and not stuck in an orphanage or gang.last_img read more

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first_img RelatedChristmas tips for Stansted passengersChristmas tips for Stansted passengersUK flights disrupted by Icelandic volcanic ashUK flights disrupted by Icelandic volcanic ashAir Sylhet to launch from Stansted and Manchester next monthAir Sylhet to launch from Stansted and Manchester next month Stansted Airport has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard after introducing a range of energy-saving programmes.The Essex airport gained the certification after achieving a two percent emissions reduction from its buildings and vehicles between January 2007 and December 2009.Stansted has implemented a number of initiatives in recent years, including the installation of biomass technology as part of its £50 million terminal extension.Meanwhile, its staff have been encouraged to turn off electrical items overnight, while low-energy lighting has been installed on the airfield.Andy Jefferson, Stansted’s head of health, safety and environment, said he is “extremely proud” that the Carbon Trust Standard can be added to the airport’s “portfolio of environmental credentials”.”While celebrating this success, we also know there is more we can and must do,” he explained.”Around 92 percent of emissions from our buildings are generated by electricity use, so we’ve set a challenging target to reduce 2010 levels by five percent compared to 2009.”In July, the Civil Aviation Authority granted Stansted Code F status, which gives the go ahead for Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A380 aircraft to land at the airport.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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