<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/19/banh-shop-logo_n_5851706.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Taco Bell Spinoff Pulls Communist Red Star Logo After Outcry</a>

Taco Bell Spinoff Pulls Communist Red Star Logo After Outcry

Yum! Brands just suffered a red scare.

Less than a week after launching Banh Shop, its foray into Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches, the fast-food giant behind Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut yanked the red star from its logo. Vietnamese Americans in Dallas, where Yum is testing consumers’ appetites for the food, petitioned the company, complaining that the red star evoked painful memories of Vietnam’s communist regime.

Banh Shop’s old logo.

“Think about a German shop that sells bagels, and the logo has a swastika — what would you think?” Thanh Cung, president …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/19/kamau-murray-xs-tennis_n_5838962.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Tennis Coach Hopes Chicago Center Will Become A National Hub For Minority Players</a>

Tennis Coach Hopes Chicago Center Will Become A National Hub For Minority Players

When 33-year-old Kamau Murray first told his parents he wanted to buy out and take over the Chicago tennis center, where he took up the sport that eventually earned him a full-ride college scholarship, they thought he had lost his mind.

But his parents helped him along the way regardless, and now he has turned his gamble into a successful program, XS Tennis. Its facility in the city’s Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side has gradually outgrown its humble five-court space since Murray took over in 2008.

That’s because the facility hosts hundreds of Chicago Public …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mehr-tarar/from-pakistan-with-love_b_5852386.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">From Pakistan With Love</a>

From Pakistan With Love

“Pack-istan? Never heard of the place, ma’am,” the muscled, tattooed, slightly inebriated, impassive marine drawled when I answered his query about my country-of-origin, in the overcrowded, smoke-filled, cosy little pub, Hunter’s in Manama, Bahrain. The year was 1997, and the marine was from the US of A. An eternity of 17-years of al-Qaeda-Taliban-WOT-TTP-drones-suicide attacks later, here I am, staring at the screen trying a compilation of my thoughts, in September 2014, in Lahore, Pakistan — yes, Pakistan, whom many of you reading this post term as “one of the most dangerous places” in the world. And as I ponder how …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/19/neshaminy-school-redskin-ban_n_5851266.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Student Newspaper Editor Punished After Refusing To Print The Word 'Redskin'</a>

Student Newspaper Editor Punished After Refusing To Print The Word 'Redskin'

A Pennsylvania high school newspaper faculty advisor and editor-in-chief were reportedly suspended this week over their refusal print the word “redskin,” according to the Student Press Law Center.

Last fall, the student newspaper’s editorial board decided they would no longer print the word “redskin,” the name of the school’s mascot. After a drawn out battle with the Neshaminy School District administration, which contended that the newspaper could not make such a decision, the school board voted to allow the paper to omit the word from news pieces, but not opinion pieces, according to …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-soy/westgate-one-year-on_b_5852274.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Westgate, One Year On</a>

Westgate, One Year On

A year after one of the most horrifying attacks on Kenyan soil, there is little around Westgate Shopping Centre to remind us of the siege last year in which 67 people died. Shortly before noon on the 21st of September last year, gunmen raided the fashionable mall that was particularly popular with expatriates.

They separated Muslims from non-Muslims before shooting people dead. The Somali-based Al Shabaab militant group claimed it was revenge for the presence of Kenyan security forces in Somalia.

When I got the call asking me to go to work that day, we didn’t …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marie-clarke-brill/deaths-in-peru-show-the-n_b_5851306.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Deaths in Peru Show the Need to Protect Land Rights of Local Communities</a>

Deaths in Peru Show the Need to Protect Land Rights of Local Communities

Earlier this month, indigenous activist Edwin Chota and three Asháninka community leaders were murdered as they tried to stop illegal logging in the Peruvian Amazon. While the killers have not yet been caught, a statement by the Inter-Ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Amazon firmly lays the blame at the door of the Peruvian Government for its failure to protect the land rights of indigenous peoples.

Unfortunately, this problem is by no means limited to Peru. Poor communities in many countries around the world are being kicked off their land, often to be replaced by …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-m-francis/the-nfl-is-a-national-par_b_5843656.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">The NFL Is a National Parasite</a>

The NFL Is a National Parasite

The Ray Rice wife-beating scandal and cover-up is only the tip of an iceberg of abuse that the National Football League, and others, heap upon society. Baseball and hockey aren’t much better.

This issue is not about one or even a dozen thugs who have been caught beating up females, children and dogs. It’s about the professional sports industry and how it is playing all the country’s taxpayers — male and female — for fools. And the damage they cause is not merely financial.

The over-sized American sports industry celebrates attributes such as physical strength, tolerance for pain …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/19/thomas-erdbrink-iran-isis-muslims_n_5851636.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">NYT Reporter Thomas Erdbrink: Iranians Belive Americans Created ISIS To 'Divide' Muslims</a>

NYT Reporter Thomas Erdbrink: Iranians Belive Americans Created ISIS To 'Divide' Muslims

Despite ongoing American airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq, many Iranians believe the United States played a part in the inception of the organization.

The New York Times’ Tehran bureau chief Thomas Erdbrink joined HuffPost Live to discuss his recent piece for the paper. In the story, Erdbrink explains that Iranian leaders have argued for a long time that the U.S. is responsible for the creation of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS.

“Normally Iranians don’t really believe in these sort of conspiracies, but this one is very, very widely …read more

Source: World News


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