US & Canada By Robin Levinson-King BBC News, Toronto 22 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47631569 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel When Jaskirat Singh Sidhu ran a stop sign and crashed into a bus carrying a … [Read more...] about ‘I feel horribly for my son’s killer’
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In a Friday conference call, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee celebrated a great fundraising year and a pile of medals earned in the Winter Games.Things are bright, they said, with the possibility of another Winter Games coming to the United States. As incoming board Chairwoman Suzanne Lyons put it, the Larry Nassar scandal with its hundreds of victims and pending lawsuits is in the "rearview mirror" for the Colorado Springs-based Olympic Committee.The conference call came just 96 hours after a stunning report criticized the Olympic Committee for its focus on "money and medals."The report by the law firm Ropes and Gray found that the sexual assaults against hundreds of victims "was a manifestation of a far broader constellation of factors and conditions in elite gymnastics and Olympic sport that left young athletes vulnerable to abuse and led Olympic organizations astray from the priority of athlete safety."But new Olympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland, who has already yanked … [Read more...] about USOC looks to put scandal behind them, but Congress may insist on more accountability
Supported By IMPACT 12/12/2018 05:45 am ET Your disposable period products are made with icky ingredients that could be bad for you and the planet. By Dominique Mosbergen Every month, the ritual for most menstruators in America is the same: Slap on a sanitary napkin or unwrap a tampon, and life goes on, NBD. But it turns out this mindless habit might be wreaking havoc on the planet — and your health, too. Disposable tampons or pads are the go-to menstrual hygiene product for an overwhelming majority of menstruating Americans, with a reported 98 percent using either or both products every month. The average woman ― and transgender and nonbinary person who menstruates ― will spend approximately 2,280 days on their period and use more than 11,000 tampons or pads over the course of their lifetime. Yet many are unaware of the risky ingredients that these products can contain and what happens to them once they’re tossed out. Manufacturers … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Make Your Period Better For The Environment
By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Photo Illustration by MASSIMO GAMMACURTA Whenever I land in a new country, before I’ve even left the arrivals hall, my mind turns to shopping. Not the boutiques or cosmetics counters, no duty-free sunglasses and designer perfumes for me. No, the pressing calculus as I make my way to baggage claim is driven by drugstores, kiosks, supermarkets and vending machines. In a new port of call, I like to know what sort of candy I’m dealing with. As with breakfast foods, I believe candy is often tastier the less expensive it is. I like my confections approachable. Low-rent. Basic. Shot through with … [Read more...] about These Are the World’s Best Candies. Want to Fight About It?
Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg Published 3:00 am PDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 file photo, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus speaks at a Zynga event, in San Francisco. Pincus initially described Win the Future, or WTF, as “a new movement and force within the Democratic Party, which can act like its own virtual party.” less FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 file photo, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus speaks at a Zynga event, in San Francisco. Pincus initially described Win the Future, or WTF, as “a new movement and force within the ... more Photo: Jeff Chiu, Associated Press Samantha Bee, the executive producer and host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, launched a trivia app in hopes of getting you engaged in the upcoming election. Bee’s app — This is Not a Game: The Game — crashed almost immediately, and was broken for … [Read more...] about Inside a failed Silicon Valley attempt to reinvent politics