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    Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver made possessive, misogynistic comments to female subordinates — once asking 'do I own you?' — and frequently used the N-word, according to a bombshell report detailing allegations of racism and sexism from more than 70 current and former employees.  'The level of misogyny and racism is beyond the pale,' one Suns co-owner told ESPN about Sarver. 'It's embarrassing as an owner.' 'If the commissioner comes in and investigates to see what the f*** is going on in Phoenix,' a current employee told ESPN, '[he] would be appalled.' Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver (pictured) made possessive, misogynistic comments to female subordinates — once asking 'do I own you?' — and frequently used the N-word, according to a bombshell report detailing allegations of racism and sexism from more than 70 current and former employees The ESPN report had been anticipated since October 22, when podcaster Jordan Schultz teased its publication on Twitter. Sarver has denied or disputed nearly all of the claims, both before the article's publication, and in the article itself. Sarver, 60, was accused by...
    A MUM has revealed how she refuses to send her daughter to childcare as the standards are so low. TikTok user Des, who posts under @olddavenportfam, uploaded a video on why she won’t work and wants to look after her daughter at home instead.  4TikTok user Des gave her reasons for not wanting her daughter to use childcareCredit: TikTok / olddavenportfam 4The mum uploaded a video on why she won’t workCredit: TikTok / olddavenportfam She wrote: “Reasons why I refuse to go to work and put my daughter into childcare...after working in that industry. “You are not allowed to tickle or give much affection (as in hugs). It’s abuse. “You’re not allowed to pick what your child eats. They feed them c**p food. “They don’t allow time for them to be kids. Very strict on ‘playing’. “Incident reports are not always reported. Lots of confusion.” She added that she could “go on about things.” The cost of childcare expenses are also a growing problem for many parents in the UK. Previously, another mum took to mumsnet and questioned whether her...
    A video of a woman in a Nebraska supermarket without a mask and "appearing to deliberately cough" on other shoppers has gained national attention, and now her employer says they are investigating. The video went viral, with one copy garnering nearly 3 million views on Twitter in just 24 hours. An internet sleuth apparently identified the woman, and her employer, a $27 billion multinational software company, SAP, is responding and appearing to validate that she does work for them. The Germany-based corporation says they are "taking the matter of an SAP employee incident very seriously." The health and safety of our employees and the communities in which we live and work are of utmost concern to us. W… https://t.co/vODFsAwTO4 — SAP (@SAP) 1631109781.0 In the video the woman can be heard saying, "I don't need to have [a mask] on, I'm not sick and neither are you." When confronted she claimed to have "allergies," and also said "maybe" she has a medical condition that precludes her from wearing a mask. (No medical condition precludes her from covering her mouth...
    The Sonos range of speakers is becoming more and more complete. These smart devices have managed to gain an important niche in the market thanks to their incredible audio technology, which offers crystal clear quality and, at the same time, spectacular connectivity with which to bring sound to all corners of the house. You do not know what is a Sonos? Well, keep reading that we explain it to you. What are Sonos speakers? Sonos is a speaker manufacturer that is known for offering very high-end devices based on proprietary technology that offer high-quality sound and connectivity. Sonos has always had generously sized speakers that brought life to every corner of the home, and lately it is launching other more compact models specially designed to take anywhere. Sonos technology offers a connectivity system that, through WiFi, allows you to connect all the brand’s speakers to create different environments or make them work as a single sound system. Thus, we could have speakers scattered throughout the house and all sound at the same time while playing the same song. The...
    Birkenstock; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Birkenstock's EVA foam line is an affordable, waterproof alternative to its leather sandals. Classic styles include the women's and men's Arizona slide ($45) and the women's Gizeh sandal ($45). I've been wearing leather Birkenstocks forever, but all I buy now is the EVA line. Here's why. Birkenstock Women's Arizona EVA Sandal $44.99 from DSW Birkenstock Men's Arizona Essentials $44.99 from DSW I identify firmly as a "Birkenstock lover." I've been wearing them since I was a kid, at a time when they were only considered "cool" among my fellow summer camp friends.  Thankfully, Birkenstock's clout has only grown over time. They're no longer considered just a "brand for hippies" (or summer camp kids), an obvious result of their runway-worthy, designer collaborations and updated designs. Even Eva Chen, the former editor-in-chief of Lucky and current head of fashion partnerships at Instagram swears by their sandals. Popular Reviews Best flower delivery service Best gifts for mom in 2021 Best air...
    Jurors shown video at ex-officer’s trial in George Floyd’s death Brazil foreign, defense ministers fall Star wide receiver Kenny Golladay has found a new home with the New York Giants, but the fact that the Detroit Lions allowed him to test the open market in free agency was a big surprise. Many believed Golladay was a prime candidate to receive the franchise tag with the Lions entering a massive rebuild, but they decided against it. During a Monday meeting with reporters, Lions general manager Brad Holmes said that the Lions did consider a tag-and-trade with Golladay, but decided not to with how the market was shaping up in free agency, and with the options available in the 2021 NFL Draft.  © Provided by CBS Sports "Yeah, we did discuss it," Holmes said, via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. "We discuss it and we mulled over it. Guys, I wasn't joking when I said he was at the forefront of my mind throughout the whole process. But we did discuss those options. "There is some difficulty in terms of forecasting that's...
    In a unanimous decision written by Justice Paul Thissen, the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned Francois Momulu Khalil's 2019 conviction of third-degree criminal conduct after he allegedly raped a drunk woman A person who is sexually assaulted or raped while drunk is not considered 'mentally incapacitated' if he or she consumed drugs or alcohol on their own, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. The opinion stems from the case of Francois Momulu Khalil, a Minneapolis man who picked up an intoxicated woman outside a bar after she was refused entry in 2017. The woman testified that Khalil took her back to a house and raped her after she passed out on a couch. In 2019, Khalil was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim who was impaired. But, in a unanimous decision written by Justice Paul Thissen, the state Supreme Court said the legal definition of 'mentally incapacitated' does not apply to a person who became inebriated voluntarily.  To meet the definition, the alcohol must be administered to the person against his or her will.   As a result of this...
    By Schams Elwazer | CNN Buckingham Palace says it may consider appointing someone to spearhead its efforts around diversity. The news comes weeks after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, told Oprah Winfrey that a member of the royal family — not the Queen or Prince Philip — raised the issue of how dark their unborn child’s would be. “Diversity is an issue which has been taken very seriously across the Royal Households,” a royal source said Sunday. “We have the policies, the procedures and programmes in place but we haven’t seen the progress we would like in terms of representation and more needs to be done, we can always improve.” “The work to do this has been underway for some time now and comes with the full support of the family,” the source added. Regarding reports circulating in multiple UK media that the royal family may appoint a “diversity chief,” the source said it was “something that has to be considered,” but it was “too early” to announce any “firm plans.” “Lots of measures are being...
    (CNN)The Golden Globes are celebrated as a star-studded party, but this year they'll air under a pair of clouds -- one due to the difficulty in staging a free-wheeling awards show during a pandemic, the other lined by fresh allegations about questionable ethical practices involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that hands out the trophies.The HFPA and production company Dick Clark Productions extended their broadcast deal with NBC in 2018, under an eight-year agreement that pays millions for broadcast rights to the ceremony to the nonprofit organization, which consists of 87 international members.Yet as the Los Angeles Times reported, questions about member participation in lavish junkets and hotel stays have been revived amid allegations of excluding qualified journalists, and payments totaling nearly $2 million from the organization to its members, according to financial documents viewed by the Times, subsidizing their income during the pandemic.As an example of behavior that potentially runs afoul of journalistic ethics, the Los Angeles Times reported that Paramount Network, which originally developed "Emily in Paris," treated less than three dozen HFPA members to stays...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago firefighters put their lives on the line every day, and the risks of their jobs are ramped up even more during the coronavirus pandemic. But hundreds of Chicago firefighters who got COVID-19 said they were stunned when they were told it is not considered an on-the-job illness. They told CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov it impacts their pay and medical bills – and they’re fighting it. Chicago firefighters and paramedics are usually the first to help victims of violence, fires, and since March of 2020, COVID-19 patients. The Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 said more than 1,000 CFD members have gotten COVID, and three department members have died from it. Yet union leaders said the Chicago Fire Department still classifies COVID-19 as a non-duty injury. “The only three who are considered duty in the eyes of the Chicago Fire Department are the three who have died,” said Joseph Senorski, political director for the Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2. One firefighter, who fears retaliation if identified, got COVID in December and was told the same. He...
    The Ontario police, in Canada, has joined the search carried out by groups that support aborigines on a hunter or hunters who at the end of October would have killed a strange specimen of white elk, which was considered “sacred” by the natives of this community. As if that were not enough, these people would have thrown the remains of two female moose on the road. “Hunting is a privilege that should not be taken for granted. We are going to catch with our community the people responsible for this senseless act ”, they affirmed in the local organization that is dedicated to reporting on illegal actions. Last week, a group of Aboriginal people settled in lands that stretch between the towns of Timmins and Foleyet, offered a reward of about $ 6,000 dollars to those who give clues and data to find those responsible. “It saddens me that someone killed such a beautiful animal … No one knows exactly how many there are in the area, so the loss of a single moose spirit...
    A woman who was made to feel insecure about her vagina by a former sexual partner has launched a one woman crusade to photograph women's private parts to prove they are beautiful.  Ellie Eggwick, from Queensland's Sunshine Coast, felt so bad about herself that she inquired about labiaplasty.  It was only after a sensible doctor told her to do some research about her procedure that she discovered she was perfectly normal.  The episode inspired Ms Eggwick, 30, to photograph more than 500 vaginas for a coffee table book.     'Something that is said in the bedroom with someone you are being affectionate with can affect you for the rest of your life,' she told Sunshine Coast Daily.   Photographer Ellie Eggwick (pictured), from Queensland's Sunshine Coast, has launched a campaign to photograph 500 women's vaginas to prove they are unique and beautiful  Ms Eggwick (pictured taking photos for her campaign) said she almost underwent a labiaplasty at the age of 20 because a sexual partner made her feel insecure  'It has definitely stuck with me and is the reason why...
    Snakes (Serpentes) are reptiles with a long and narrow body that lack limbs. Actually there are more than 3000 different species of snakes, since they inhabit all the continents except Antarctica. Also, although some people fear this reptile, non-venomous snakes are calm and can make the perfect pets with the right conditions. As there are so many species, it is possible to find them in all sizes. The string snake is the smallest in the world and it measures about ten centimeters, that is, the size of an earthworm. Instead, the largest snake is the reticulated python, as it can reach nine meters in length. Even if they are considered oviparous, Since most lay eggs, some species of snakes are viviparous and give birth to live young. This is because some climates are too cold for the eggs to develop, so they do not lay eggs. There are also ovoviviparous snakes, which are the ones that produce eggs but remain inside the mother until they are ready to hatch. Snakes are carnivorous and eat mainly mice,...
    Matthew Wilder says says new lyrics were written for "I'll Make a Man Out of You" and "Reflection" for potential inclusion in the live-action "Mulan." Walt Disney Studios "Mulan's" animated composer Matthew Wilder was brought back to work on music for the live-action adaptation. Wilder told Insider they were struggling to find the right balance to honor the music from the 1998 movie. "They were playing with the idea of creating montages for the movie to include song moments against picture, without the characters breaking into song," Wilder said. Specifically, Wilder tried to find ways to bring lyrical versions of "Reflection" and "I'll Make a Man Out of You" to the live-action adaptation. New lyrics were even written for both songs to "try to accommodate" the updated film. They also pitched an all-female version of "I'll Make a Man Out of You." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney's live-action "Mulan" may not be a musical like its predecessor, but it honors a few of the songs through clever nods and an instrumental version of "Reflection" that...
    Joe Biden and his wife Jill have lied to the world for more than 40 years about how they started dating — they actually had an affair that broke up her first marriage, her first husband claims. And the whole story the Bidens tell about how the presidential candidate fell in love with Jill after a blind date is completely made up, Bill Stevenson told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview. Now Stevenson is about to publish a book that he says will blow the lid off the sham story. 'I don't want to hurt anyone,' Stevenson, 72, said at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, the town Biden has called home for half a century. 'But facts are facts and what happened, happened. Joe Biden and his wife Jill have lied to the world for more than 40 years about how they started dating — they actually had an affair that broke up her first marriage, her first husband claims The way the Bidens tell their story, Joe saw a picture of Jill in March 1975 — after her...
    42 felony charges in Chicago looting Heres why this recession has been different from any other MLB executives explain outbreak response, why they never considered stopping the season It’s already taken ambitious, exhausting schedule reconfiguration, a willingness to bend on baseball’s fundamental nine-inning building block, and a loose interpretation of competitive integrity to get this far. But at no point in the first three weeks of a baseball season that has included mass coronavirus outbreaks on two teams and league-wide fallout from the ensuing disruptions has Major League Baseball considered calling off the whole thing. “We haven't gotten to the point where the commissioner has seriously considered canceling the season,” Dan Halem, MLB’s deputy commissioner, said in an interview with Yahoo Sports on Thursday. “And hopefully we will never get to that point.” This as the Cardinals, who had 18 total players and staffers test positive, prepare to return to play this weekend after 16 days spent sidelined and sometimes quarantined. And as the Marlins head back to Miami, a COVID hotspot, for their first home game after an...
    Manfred acknowledged that he always thought about playing a limited calendar | Roy Rochlin / . Commissioner Rob Manfred acknowledged Wednesday that the MLB season schedule was never going to be greater than 60 games, due to obstacles and complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. The manager’s remarks may not sit well with many in baseball. “The reality is that we weren’t going to play more than 60 games no matter how the negotiations with the players went or whatever else,” Manfred said in an interview on “The Dan Patrick Show.” “” 60 games was the most sensible thing to do. It was the best thing we would do for our fans given the conditions of the pandemic. “ https://t.co/2ug8pKSZ8p – Toronto Bonner (@ theBlackKaner88) July 1, 2020 The comments could surprise the Players Association (MLBPA) board, given that there were three proposals with different amounts of matches, pay cuts, prorated salaries, until the current 60 was finally reached. Surely in the next few days there will be different players on the ball who will cite Manfred’s recent comments...
    Los Angeles Lakers small forward LeBron James made the biggest headline in the summer of 2010 when he made a controversial decision as an unrestricted free agent. James ultimately ended up leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to form a “Big Three” with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat. However, before he agreed to sign with the Heat, James had been heavily linked to another NBA team – the New York Knicks. In a recent episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast, Bill Simmons of The Ringer discussed several topics, including James’ decision in the 2010 NBA free agency. Simmons revealed that the Knicks were James’ “first choice” before he had a “disaster” meeting with the team’s front office led by owner James Dolan. “From everyone that I’ve talked to in the know since then, it’s clear that the Knicks were the first choice,” Simmons said, as quoted by Dan Feldman of NBC Sports. “And I’m sorry Knicks fans, earmuffs. But it was basically the Knicks’ to lose, and they just couldn’t stay out of their own way. And the...
    New York — The author of the Harry Potter saga recently said that there are those who accuse her of hate. “They call me mischievous insults and call me TERF.” What does the term mean and why is it in the midst of a hectic debate? “They accuse me of hatred, they tell me misogynistic insults and, above all (…) they call me TERF”. In a recent post by writer JK Rowling on her personal blog, she uses the Anglo-Saxon term TERF eight times, and nowhere to refer to a good thing. TERF is the acronym for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist which in its literal translation into Spanish means “Trans-Exclude Radical Feminist”. According to Rowling – who has been in the middle of a controversy for her positions on the rights of transgender people and has been pointed out by some as trAsphobic-, TERF is an insult. But there are those who dispute that statement. The term is widely spread on the internet and is the protagonist of forums and hectic discussions on Twitter, mainly, between trans women and cisgender...
    A Minneapolis bakery has apologized after a customer wearing a hijab claimed that staff were refusing to serve her because they did not accept her face covering as a mask designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. Zahur Abdiaziz posted a video on Facebook this week saying she had been subjected to a 'corona type' of racism following the incident at Marissa's Bakery in the city.  Video of the encounter started when Abdiaziz filmed herself standing inside the bakery asking the female worker behind the counter why she wouldn't accept her hijab as a face covering.   Minnesota's health department recommends people wear face masks when inside stores to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  Zahur Abdiaziz posted a video on Facebook this week saying she had been subjected to a 'corona type' of racism after an employee at Marissa's Bakery in Minneapolis refused to serve her because she wasn't wearing a mask 'So me wearing this is not a mask? Are you saying this is not a mask?' Abdiaziz could be heard asking the worker.  The worker responded: 'No face...
    (CNN)As a farmworker, Salvador Calzadillas has been deemed "essential" during the Covid-19 pandemic. What he feels, though, is underpaid and at risk. Calzadillas, who works near Bakersfield, California, said he mostly has had to scrounge up his own masks and protective gear since the start of the pandemic. He's repeatedly switched jobs and employers -- from picking blueberries and cherries, to thinning greens to cleaning carrots to weeding grapevines -- in search of better pay and safer working conditions."They do give us masks and gloves here; they just started that last week," he said recently of his latest job, at a vineyard. But most places he's worked, he said, "the companies don't give us anything." Nationwide outbreaks on farmsCalzadillas and other farmworkers have good cause to be worried. In recent weeks, Tennessee, Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, Colorado, Michigan, Florida, New Jersey and New York have reported coronavirus outbreaks infecting dozens to hundreds of workers on farms and fruit and vegetable processing facilities. These outbreaks are separate from the well-reported clusters at meat processing plants and industrial poultry and hog farms....
    DENVER (CBS4) – Tensions are escalating between the city of Denver and homeless advocates who want Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration to do more than clean up or sweep through a growing number of camps popping up in the city. (credit: CBS) A large group opposing the approach to the homeless problem marched through City Hall and chanted outside the mayor’s scheduled update on the city’s response to COVID-19 on Wednesday. Despite that clash, Mayor Hancock said during the event that the cleanups must continue. “The bottom line is they have become a public health threat, and we are going to have to clean them up,” he said. Advocates argue the approach offers only a short term fix, and are calling for more long term solutions. One idea to allow for sanctioned camping in a designated safe outdoor space. Dr. Kathleen Vanvoorhis with the Interfaith Alliance says she and a number of other organizations took the proposal to the mayor when COVID-19 started to peak in Colorado, but no movement was made on the idea. (credit: CBS) “Temporary safe spaces where...
    With so much rage from officials and community members directed at Lt. Bob Kroll, he had considered whether he should step down as president of the Minneapolis police union. He discussed it with the Minneapolis police chief, the Minneapolis Police Federation board and officers. “I thought if it might help calm the situation in Minneapolis, if that would do it, I would consider it,” Kroll said Tuesday. “And the feedback that I got back from our membership and our board was exactly the opposite — that it would just fuel more fire and they would take it as a victory, much like taking the 3rd precinct empowered them to … destroy South Minneapolis.” Kroll and other Minneapolis police union leaders spoke out publicly Tuesday — it was the first time since George Floyd died after officers pinned him to the ground, while he was handcuffed, on May 25. Kroll said they all agree a bystander’s video of what happened to Floyd was “absolutely horrific.” “Very tough to watch,” he said. “Does not reflect our department.” In the aftermath, four officers...
    Scientists are evaluating whether tuberculosis and polio vaccines can lessen the severity of coronavirus disease, reports say. Millions of people have already been vaccinated against TB and polio. Some scientists now say these vaccines could offer a low-risk way to boost the immune system against the coronavirus, according to The Washington Post. “This is the only vaccine in the world that can be given to combat covid-19 right now,” Jeffrey D. Cirillo, a professor of microbial pathogenesis and immunology at Texas A&M Health Science Center, told the newspaper. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE While scientists aren’t claiming those vaccines could prevent COVID-19 altogether, they could instead lessen the severity of the disease. Previous studies have noted scientists noted the vaccines offer broad protection against unrelated pathogens. (iStock) FLORIDA, SOUTH CAROLINA CORONAVIRUS FIGURES ARE THE STATES' HIGHEST YET FOR A SINGLE DAY In a study published on Thursday in Science, scientists noted how the vaccines offer broad protection against unrelated pathogens. Previous studies have demonstrated this positive effect, like how oral poliovirus vaccine reduced infant mortality by 32...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A writer from a “Law & Order” spin-off and the play-by-play broadcaster for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings found themselves out of jobs after making social media posts this week that their bosses found too incendiary or insensitive, highlighting an apparent surge in such firings across many lines of work. Lost jobs over social media statements that seemed like a good idea at the time have become a common occurrence, but the tense environment of nationwide protests against racism and police brutality with the backdrop of a pandemic have made Twitter, Instagram and Facebook especially dangerous for those who want to remain among the employed. With major events constantly unfolding that affect people in cities across the U.S., it can be difficult for some to resist the urge to post or tweet, even when they are a police officer, a local official or a teacher who is bound to draw scrutiny. “People when they see a breaking news story they get that rush of wanting to be a part of something,” said Danny Deraney,...
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