Facebook has apologised to transgender and drag queen users whose accounts were deleted for violating its policy on using “real names”. …read more
When we are talking about efforts to reduce obesity rates, the calories we buy, and consequently eat, do matter. Obesity is a supply problem: there are simply too many calories looking for too few mouths. Since the 1950s, the number of calories available for daily consumption per person has increased by a whopping 25 percent.
Who is best equipped to deal with reducing this overabundance of calories?
Certainly not the policymakers. Government programs to reduce consumption and educate consumers about healthy eating have been woefully ineffective. Since nutritional labeling on packaged goods was introduced in the …read more
President Obama devoted nearly half his 39-minute address at the United Nations General Assembly last week appealing to world leaders and publics to join in turning back the jihadist offensive in Syria and Iraq of a self-styled “Islamic state.” By the time the foreign minister of Cape Verde delivered the last of the leaders’ speeches on Tuesday, it was clear that whatever international buy-in Obama’s carefully crafted strategy has secured is still tentative and fragile.
The same may be said, of course, of public support in the United States for the steps Obama has undertaken thus far.
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CHICAGO (AP) — As selective colleges try to increase economic diversity among their undergraduates, the University of Chicago announced Wednesday that it’s embarking on an unusual effort to enroll more low-income students, including the elimination of loans in its aid packages.
What’s more, the elite school will no longer expect financial-aid students to hold jobs during the school year and application fees will be waived for families seeking aid. The initiative includes scholarships, career guidance and a guarantee of paid summer internships, officials said as they announced the No Barriers program. The university will offer more than 100 workshops …read more
The alleged attack occurred at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Texas on Sept. 20. Spillman, a special teams player, was then allowed to play the next day. On Sept. 19, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made an awkward news conference during which he promised to get tough on players accused of violent crime. The Cowboys have not disciplined Spillman. …read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A student who ran onto the field during an Ohio State football game and was body-slammed by a coach is losing his scholarship amid his court case.
Defense attorney Mark Collins says officials on Tuesday started removing 21-year-old Anthony Wunder from the Evans Scholars program, which covers tuition and housing for former golf caddies. The fourth-year engineering student is charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing. His attorney entered a not-guilty plea in Franklin County Municipal Court.
Wunder was stopped and slammed down by an assistant strength and conditioning coach Saturday during Ohio State’s home victory …read more
(This information is from “The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net”.)
If you live in any one of these 22 states, this story is about your broadband, Internet, phone and cable service from AT&T, as well as wiring of the schools, libraries and hospitals.
The current AT&T was created by the joining of:
Some 23 years ago, I went to sleep fearing the rumor of war, and awoke to find war had broken out. In the hours between dusk and dawn on January 16-17, 1991, the United States, at the head of a mighty international coalition, sent waves of cruise missiles and aircraft into Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in an effort to compel his withdrawal from Kuwait. These attacks had been planned for months, highly choreographed ballets which saw resource “A” applied against target “B,” to achieve outcome “C.”
The aerial assault went off like clockwork, and the initial reports spoke of tremendous …read more
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“Where’s the corpse?” the burial-team worker shouted, kicking open the door of the isolation ward at the government hospital here. The body was right in front of him, a solidly built young man sprawled out on the floor all night, his right hand twisted in an awkward clench. …read more
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