Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

Aid workers from nine floundering vessels in distress off the Libyan coast on Thursday, in another intense day for the Italian Coast Guard and humanitarian organizations operating search-and-rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. The crews of Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish aid organization involved in Thursdays operations, two rubber dinghies and a wooden boat each crammed with more than 130 men, women and children. A 2-month-old baby with asthma was among the passengers of another wooden …

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Muslims keep alive Calcutta’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Calcutta, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Calcutta’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

… March of Dimes’ Dolan emphasized that pregnant women should eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and take a daily prenatal vitamin containing 400 micrograms of folic acid, beginning before conception and continuing with a daily prenatal vitamin that has 600 micrograms of folic acid throughout pregnancy. Thirty minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week is also recommended for most pregnant women. “But getting to a healthy weight is a big part of what women can do before they …

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

… Bhutto, later the prime minister of Pakistan. Lost both of her parents in her twenties. Co-founded women2Win, an organization dedicated to increasing the amount of conservative women in Parliament. Is the second female prime minister of Great Britain. Margaret Thatcher was the first. She served from 1979 to 1990. Timeline:1977 – Takes a job with the Bank of England. 1985 – Begins working for the Association for Payment Clearing Services as an adviser on international affairs. …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… the bakery where he worked as attackers targeted restaurants and bars in Borough Market. Florin Morariu, who works at the Bread Ahead bakery in the market, told The Associated Press: "We were looking out of the window because we saw that everyone was agitated, everyone was running, people, women… they were fainting, falling and we went outside to see what was happening." He said when he went outside and saw two people stabbing others, he at first "froze" and didn't …

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Chlo Grace Moretz responds to squeamy ‘Red Shoes’ marketing

June 3, 2017

… lent my voice to a beautiful script that I hope you will all see in its entirety https://t.co/IOIXYZTc3g Chlo Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) May 31, 2017 “The actual story is powerful for young women and resonated with me. I am sorry for the offense that was beyond my creative control,” she added in a third tweet. For now, we’ll have to see the full film to see if this version of events checks out. Mashable reached out to Moretz’s representatives for comment. WATCH: …

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These googly eyes are bringing broken streets objects to life

June 2, 2017

A face tempered like steel.Image: Eyebombing bulgaria Post-socialist cities like Sofia in Bulgaria, aren’t known for their architectural diversity. They tend to be a bit monotonous. And rusty. Very rusty. SEE ALSO: This city has no monuments to women so an artist did a colourful shake-up But when you add googly eyes (aka eyebombing) to cities rumbling ruins gain a certain charm. OOO-ways look on the bright side of life. Image: Eyebombing BUlgaria Photographer Vanyu Krastev, 42, has …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

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Taking a break? The 1.7bn career gap – BBC News

May 29, 2017

Formerly a high-level marketing executive for Diageo, Julianne took a four-year career break when her children were born before retraining as a psychologist. Her initial goal for women Returners was to counteract the negative stereotypes surrounding career breaks. “We were initially driven by the social goal of making sure a career break didn’t mean career suicide. I was aware that everything you read at the time was very negative – that if you took a break you …

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5 ways Wonder Woman has taken over the web

Image: Warner Bros. PICTURES Wonder Woman has long been a pillar of feminine strength. She stands alongside Rosie the Riveter as an icon of female empowerment, and of women getting things done. But she’s more than that. In comics, she often shows kindness and compassion, even to those who oppose her. She fights for what is right, even when the odds are stacked against her. With the release of the Wonder Woman film on June 2, Diana Prince will also be the first female superhero to star …

May 26, 2017
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Trump’s Budget Hurts Women More Than Men, And No One Is Surprised

… from Medicaid, the federal health program for the poor, over the next decade. Whats more, it calls for slashing $192 billion from nutritional assistance and $272 billion from welfare programs. So, anyone who is poor or sick would be hit especially hard by this. But, women, in particular, would suffer a great deal if this budget passes. Trumps budget hits programs that benefit women, especially low-income women. President Trumps budget includes a six-week federal paid parental leave policy, which …

May 26, 2017
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Side-By-Side Photos Prove No One Misses Barack Obama Like The Pope Does

… (@Louiseontwitr) May 24, 2017 The first women are wearing black out of respect for the Pope, but some people are making jokes about it. From left to right: sold her soul, soul is dead, buys all the souls, gave up trying to save souls pic.twitter.com/tD1Fui7cDJ KFC (@KFCBarstool) May 24, 2017 Of course, people justhad to post side-by-side comparisons of Pope Francis with Barack Obama versus Pope Francis with Trump. When Obama visits Pope Francis vs. when Trump visits Pope Francis …

May 25, 2017
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JPMorgan’s Dimon Signals Optimism on Economy, U.S. Rule Changes

Jamie Dimon To read about the bank’s most recent earnings, click here. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Citigroup Inc., which received its long-sought after investment-banking license in the kingdom last month, helped arrange a $17.5 billion Saudi bond sale last year and a $9 billion Islamic bond issue in April. Dimon said JPMorgan’s Saudi operations had boomed from two staff during his first trip to the kingdom to about 80 employees today. The bank employs about 30 women …

May 22, 2017
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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

… The series spotlights real women redefining beauty and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls Dance. SEE ALSO: Plus-size women are using exercise as activism, and it’s glorious The video racked up over 1.5 million views in less than two days, exposing countless people across social media to Meredith’s story of self-acceptance. A shortened version of the video also appeared as an ad during the season finales of Rhime’s shows Scandal and …

May 21, 2017
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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

May 20, 2017
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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… not true: anything made by humans is going to be biased, so we need to have a bias for inclusion.” It might seem counterintuitive, but we can make financial services more human by servicing the underserved via a smartphone app versus a traditional bank. Many of our customers call us family; they think of us as a friend or a partner. Were able to include people who are excluded from traditional finance. women, for example, often encounter discrimination in a face-to-face interaction with a …

May 18, 2017
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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

… running ads portraying adult women as slaves to their senses and casting men as lonely losers until, that is, they doused themselves in Axe body spray, at which point the ladies came running. Not anymore. The new “Is It OK for Guys?” spot is the latest installment of Axe’s “Find Your Magic” campaign, which launched last year by urging men to ditch macho stereotypes and embrace a more enlightened version of masculinity instead. Now, Axe wants its customers to know …

May 17, 2017
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