Mind the gender pay gap: Berlin women to get public transport discount

Gender-specific Frauenticket will be 21% cheaper than usual and available on 18 March in stunt to flag German pay gap Women travelling on Berlins metro, buses or trams will pay 21% less than men next Monday in a stunt to boost the visibility of Germanys gaping gender pay gap. The citys public transport operator, BVG, said its Frauenticket will be available on 18 March only, to mark Equal Pay Day in Germany. Under the slogan Mind the pay gap, it said its cut-price ticket was intended to flag the 21% difference between men and womens average earnings, one of the biggest gender pay gaps in Europe. You have to speak out when people are treated differently for no reason, the …

CAIR: Trump To Blame For ‘Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment

Demanding Trump speak out against the attacks more strongly, Awad warned the president during a Friday press conference that his actions “impact the lives of innocent people at home and globally.” posted a lengthy manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an online forum, citing his hatred for Islam and his love of American extremist movements. “During your presidency and during your election campaign, Islamophobia took a sharp rise and attacks on innocent Muslims, innocent immigrants and mosques have skyrocketed,” Awad said. “We hold you responsible for this growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the country and in Europe, but also we do not excuse those terrorist attackers against minorities at home and abroad.” Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated …

UK joins Boeing aircraft ban after crash

In a statement, it said it took the decision because it did not currently have “sufficient information” from the flight data recorder about the fatal crash. Tui Airways and Norwegian both operate the Boeing Max 8 in the UK as part of their fleets. One Turkish Airlines flight to Birmingham turned around and returned to Istanbul. Who is flying, and who has grounded, the 737 Max 8? A Tui statement confirmed their 737 Max 8 aircraft were grounded. “Any customers due to fly home today on a 737 MAX 8 from their holiday will be flown back on another aircraft,” it read. “Customers due to travel in the coming days will also travel on holiday as planned on other aircraft.” …

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Hey – my friend Louise just came out with a brand new paper edition of TheEssential Keto Cookbook. And she’s giving away a limited number for FREE — you just cover a small amount for shipping and handling (international shipping is a bit more). If you don’t know Louise, she’s the co-founder of The Keto Summit, and a phenomenal cook! Her Keto cookbook is packed with 100+ keto recipes covering everything from breakfast to dinner to snacks (and desserts!). Every recipe is designed to help you feel energized, regain your health, lose weight, and keep you in ketosis. Of course, all recipes are 100% keto (sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, dairy-free, and legume-free) and 100% delicious. Just look at what …

The Huawei Case Signals the New USChina Cold War Over Tech

The deepening saga of the US government’s campaign against Chinese tech company Huawei intensified this week, with Huawei filing a lawsuit in Texas alleging that the government’s ban of Huawei equipment is “illegal” and based on propaganda, not facts. The case may not have much of a chance legally, but it underscores how this contest has become a microcosm of the larger competition between the US and China over who will define—and control—the technology of the 21st century. The main thrust of the US push versus Huawei is that the company is inextricably bound with the ruling Chinese Communist Party and that its equipment, especially its superb 5G telecom equipment, will either be embedded with backdoors that will allow the …

Unvaccinated Kids Are Now Banned From Schools In Italy

Following months of fiery debate – and measles outbreaks – a new law banning unvaccinated children from Italy’s classrooms has come into effect. Under the “Lorenzin law,” parents had until March 10, 2019, to provide documentation showing their child had been inoculated with a number of vaccinations, as reported by RAI News, Italy’s national public broadcaster.  If a child under age 6 has not been vaccinated, they will not able to attend kindergartens or schools. If they’re between ages 7 to 16, their parents will face a fine. The mandatory vaccinations include chickenpox, polio, mumps, rubella, and – perhaps most crucially at this time – measles. “No vaccine, no school,” Giulia Grillo, Italy’s Minister of Health, told La Repubblica. “By now, everyone has had …

MPs vote to seek delay to Brexit

How did my MP vote on 14 March? Enter a postcode, or the name or constituency of your MP Seat vacant Brexit: What could happen next? Does the UK need to hold European elections? Downing Street said the government was still preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Theresa May is planning to hold another “meaningful vote” on her withdrawal deal by Wednesday – after it was overwhelmingly rejected on two previous occasions. If she wins that vote, she will ask for a one-off extension to Brexit get the necessary legislation through Parliament at an EU summit on Thursday – if not she could ask for a longer extension. A spokesman for the European Commission said extending Article 50, the mechanism taking …

Unvaccinated Boy Becomes First Child To Contract Tetanus In Oregon In 30 Years

An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy from Oregon is the first child to be diagnosed with tetanus in the state for more than 30 years. The incident took place in 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports, when he fell and cut his forehead while playing outside at a farm.  The wound was cleaned but six days later, he experienced jaw clenching, involuntary upper extremity muscle spasms, arching of the neck and back (opisthotonus), and spasticity. Then, he started to have trouble breathing. At which point, his parents called the emergency services, who airlifted him to a pediatric medical center where he received a diagnosis of tetanus. He ended up sedated, intubated and on a ventilator to help him breathe. Tetanus is an …

This Big Facebook Critic Fears Techs Business Model

Longtime Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee met Mark Zuckerberg in 2006, when the Facebook CEO was just 22 and his two-year-old company still only catered to university students. Facebook was young, but McNamee was already convinced it was “the next big thing,” he told WIRED editor in chief Nicholas Thompson on Sunday during a keynote conversation at SXSW 2019 in Austin. “The thing that had killed every attempt at social apps before that [was] essentially that the ability to be anonymous allowed trolls to take over. I was convinced that Mark’s requirement of authenticated identity was literally the holy grail, it was the thing that was going to unlock this opportunity.” There was no investment opportunity at the time; McNamee …

The false claim over countries having to join the euro

A five-year old newspaper headline – claiming that all European Union (EU) countries would have to adopt the euro after 2020 – was widely shared on Twitter over the weekend. The headline was originally shared by BrexitCentral, a pro-Brexit website whose editor-at-large is the former chief executive of Vote Leave, Matthew Elliott. One of those who retweeted the post was the former Work and Pensions Secretary and pro-Brexit Conservative MP Esther McVey. Image copyright Twitter Image caption Ms McVey’s Tweet was shared more than 1,000 times before being deleted So will all EU members have to adopt the euro? The short answer is no. Some European Union countries have negotiated “opt-outs” in areas of EU policy they do not want …

The Genderless Digital Voice the World Needs Right Now

Boot up the options for your digital voice assistant of choice and you’re likely to find two options for the gender you prefer interacting with: male or female. The problem is, that binary choice isn’t an accurate representation of the complexities of gender. Some folks don’t identify as either male or female, and they may want their voice assistant to mirror that identity. As of now, they’re out of luck. But a group of linguists, technologists, and sound designers—led by Copenhagen Pride and Vice's creative agency Virtue—are on a quest to change that with a new, genderless digital voice, made from real voices, called Q. Q isn’t going to show up in your smartphone tomorrow, but the idea is to …

People Are Still Talking About “The World’s Sexiest Koala”

Humans suck. We treat the planet like it is our own personal trash patch. (All non-human animals be damned.) We film ourselves eating Tide Pods and we use military weapons to light up.  Another terrible, terrible thing our species is wont to do is sexualize other animals. First, there was Shabani the gorilla. Then, there was this hench kangaroo – or roolander (sorry) – and New York’s “hot” duck. Now, we have the “World’s Sexiest Koala” because nothing is sacred. The innocent koala was going about his day, munching on eucalyptus leaves and doing whatever it is that koalas do, when British photographer Ross Long snapped him in an unusual pose. Long then posted a photo on Instagram with the caption “Draw me like one of your French …

EU says UK must decide next Brexit steps

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBig Brexit moment: Will MPs back or bin the PM’s deal? The EU has said it is now up to MPs to decide the next steps for Brexit and it remains “committed” to agreeing a deal in time for the UK to leave this month. Officials said they had offered fresh assurances on the issue of the Irish backstop ahead of Tuesday’s second vote by MPs on Theresa May’s deal. It was “now for the Commons to take an important set of decisions”, they said. Labour and Tory MPs have told the PM she must honour her commitment to put her deal to the vote again on Tuesday. Amid speculation the vote …

These Are The Types Of Islamophobia Fox News Is OK With

“Think about it. [Rep. Ilhan] Omar wears a hijab,” Jeanine Pirro looked straight into the camera and told her viewers Saturday night. “Which, according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”  as an American lawmaker simply because of her religious beliefs, were widely criticized, with civil rights groups her comments in a statement Omar (D-Minn.), one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, later thanked the network Pirro has been a one-woman source of Islamophobic sound bites In a 2016 segment of “Fox News Live,” Pirro advocated for mosques to …

Hundreds Of Kids Are Dying In Madagascar’s Measles Outbreak

Hundreds of kids have fallen severely ill from measles in North America and Europe over the past few years, often because of their parent’s choice to not vaccinate based on a wholly debunked theory that vaccines cause autism. In less well-off nations, there is often no luxury of choice – the vaccines are too expensive, too far away, or in desperately short supply. Dada is a fisherman who lives with his family on the coast of Tôlanaro, Madagascar. His country, one of the poorest nations in the world, is currently facing a measles outbreak that’s infected over 66,000 people and killed almost 1,000, most of whom are kids. In a little over one week, the outbreak took the life of his 4-year-old son, …

The Fish on Your Plate May Not Be What You Ordered

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you eat seafood, even occasionally, there’s a good chance you’ve been served a fish species you didn’t order. A new months-long investigation by ocean advocacy group Oceana finds widespread and persistent fraud in the US seafood industry. The organization tested 449 fish from more than 250 restaurants, seafood markets, and grocery stores across the country and found that 21 percent of samples were mislabeled. In two restaurants in Florida, cheap imported Asian catfish and spinycheek grouper, a species found only in the Indian Ocean, were sold as hogfish. In Washington, DC, sea bass on a restaurant menu turned out to be …