- A + A CANBERRA (June 23): A landmark inquiry into Australia's mining sector has uncovered dozens of shocking cases of sexual harassment and abuse of women workers at companies including BHP Group and Rio Tinto Group. The Western Australia government report released on Thursday described "horrific" incidents at the workplaces, which it labelled both a failure of the industry and an oversight by government. Among recommendations were the payment of compensation to the many workers who became victims of bosses and colleagues on remote projects. "I was shocked and appalled well beyond expectation by the size and depth of the problem," Libby Mettam, chair of the inquiry, said in the report. "To hear the lived reality of the taunts, attacks, and targeted violence, the devastation and despair the victims experienced, the threats to or loss of their livelihood that resulted was shattering and completely inexcusable." The probe delves into the dark corners of an industry … [Read more...] about ‘Horrific’ sexual abuses uncovered in Australia mining probe
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin This man’s trip turned out to be super, in a super gonorrhea type of way. A case report just published in the journal Eurosurveillance described what happened to an Austrian man during and after his trip to Cambodia. And the punch-to-the-groin-line of the story is that this man in his 50’s ended up catching a new extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strain of Neisseria gonorrhoeae . This is one situation where trying something new is not good. This new strain has a high-level of resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone, cefixime, cefotaxime, ciprofloxacin and tetracycline. It’s the second such XDR strain of N. gonorrhoeae that’s been found, according to the case report authors from the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (Sonja Pleininger, Alexander Indra, Florian Heger, and Stefanie Schindler), Örebro University (Daniel Golparian, Susanne Jacobsson, and Magnus Unemo), and LKH Hochsteiermark … [Read more...] about New Super Gonorrhea Strain Detected, Causes Sexually Transmitted Infection In Austrian Man
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Punk rock icon with the band X , singer/songwriter, actor, poet, renaissance man John Doe says, "There's a lot of words sometimes after my name and I am grateful for every one of those opportunities that I get." Despite Doe's modesty, he has been directly responsible for many of those wildly varied opportunities, which range from appearing in the series Roswell to working with Garbage's Shirley Manson on his exceptional new solo album, Fables In A Foreign Land . Influenced by the great folk icons and records like Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding , Fables In A Foreign Land is a concept record with all of the songs taking place in the 1890s. If you want to know why Manson, Los Lobos' Louie Perez and more on this record, as well as Debbie Harry, Aimee Mann and so many others have wanted to work with Doe over the years, he wrote a record in 2022, where people have the attention span of a ferret on meth, set in … [Read more...] about Q&A: X’s John Doe On His New Folk Album, Working With Shirley Manson And Debbie Harry, What Punk Is And More
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline European leaders on Thursday are expected to unanimously back Ukraine as an official candidate for EU membership, a major symbolic victory for Kyiv as it fights off Russian invaders and the first step in a long, arduous journey to join the bloc that has no guarantee of success and could take decades. Key Facts European leaders are expected to back Ukraine as a candidate for EU membership at a summit in Brussels on Thursday. The European Commission, the bloc’s executive branch, endorsed Ukraine as a candidate country on Friday, a day after leaders from Germany, France and Italy—the EU’s three most powerful members—voiced their support during a visit to Kyiv. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the recommendation came with the understanding that Ukraine will take steps to implement a number of judicial and anti-corruption reforms. Candidate status is the first step in a … [Read more...] about EU Leaders Will Back Ukraine As Candidate Member Today — Here’s What That Means
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin photo credit: Getty Getty Every summer, 80 of the top students from around the world come together at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for an intensive summer program called the Research Science Institute (RSI). However, RSI is not a typical summer camp; it is free to students, and you leave with a slew of new connections and experiences that most other high school students will never be able to experience. Interview With Research Science Institute Moon Prep sat down with Maite Ballestero , the Executive Vice President of Programs and Administration and Maureen Palmer , the Manager, Advisory and Consultancy for the Research Science Institute, to gain further insight into the admission process and how prospective candidates can make their application stronger. Kristen Moon: What are the general guidelines for admission? Maite Ballestero and Maureen Palmer: To gain admission into the … [Read more...] about What Does It Take To Get Into The Ultra-Competitive Research Science Institute (RSI)?
Co-ed quartet Kard on Wednesday made its full group comeback after nearly two years with the new album Re: , through which the group hopes to embark on a new start of their musical journey. The four bandmates, consisting of two female members Minseo and Jiwoo alongside male members BM and J. Seph -- said they felt like they were redebuting in preparing the new album, so named the album Re: . “When you add the prefix ‘re-’ in front of a verb, it means to do that action again. As we’re returning after a long while, we’re here with a refreshed mind and passion, which was best described with ‘re-,’” BM said during the act’s comeback press conference in Seoul on Wednesday afternoon. “We felt like we were starting again and wanted to do really well this time,” Jiwoo said, adding the album signifies a “restart” and “redebut.” The group is making a complete comeback as a group one year and 10 months since the single album Way With Words released in August 2021. This was the … [Read more...] about K-pop group Kard does what it does best with comeback album ‘Re:’
In early 2022, Fidelity became the first major financial services firm to offer investors the chance to add crypto assets to their 401(k) retirement accounts. The company is a giant in the retirement business, holding more than $2 trillion in 401(k) assets, and administers the pension plans of more than 23,000 companies across the country. The company announced in April that by late 2022, employees will be able to add Bitcoin to their 401(k) accounts—if their employer allows it. Though this move was certainly a milestone for crypto, many analysts have been quick to point out that cryptocurrencies may be a poor choice for investors looking to build value over the long term. In early 2022, Fidelity Investments became the first firm to announce that employees could add crypto—in the form of Bitcoin—to their 401(k) accounts. The company will make this available to all 23,000 employers for which it oversees 401(k), and this is expected to be ready in the summer of 2022. … [Read more...] about How Does the Fidelity 401(k) That Allows Crypto Work?
The Supreme Court announced its final decision on Roe v. Wade today, affirming the leaked draft opinion that was obtained by Politico in May. The court’s 6-3 ruling, which upholds a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, strikes down a landmark decision that has enshrined abortion rights across the U.S. for nearly 50 years. All of the court’s reliably conservative justices—Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett—joined Samuel Alito’s majority opinion, while its more liberal members penned a jointly written dissent. advertisement “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion,” wrote Alito. “ Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.” While the Court has allowed for restrictions on abortion access, it had long maintained the precedent set by Roe . This ruling will have a devastating and instant impact on … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court just struck down ‘Roe v. Wade.’ Here’s what it means
- A + A NEW YORK (June 23): Ghislaine Maxwell should be sentenced to between 30 and 55 years in prison after being convicted of helping the sex offender and globetrotting financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls, US prosecutors said on Wednesday. Maxwell, 60, was convicted in December by a federal jury on five charges, including sex trafficking, for recruiting and grooming four girls between 1994 and 2004 for sexual encounters with Epstein, then her boyfriend. In a sentencing memorandum filed in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors called Maxwell's conduct "shockingly predatory." "She was a calculating, sophisticated, and dangerous criminal who preyed on vulnerable young girls and groomed them for sexual abuse," they wrote. "Her practice of targeting vulnerable victims reflects her view that struggling young girls could be treated like disposable objects." Circuit Judge Alison Nathan, who presided over Maxwell's four-week trial before being … [Read more...] about US prosecutors seek jail term of 30 to 55 years for Ghislaine Maxwell
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline A World Health Organization emergency committee will meet Thursday to decide whether the monkeypox outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), a major test for the agency after it was widely criticized for how it handled the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. Key Facts A PHEIC is the WHO’s highest alert level under international law and is declared by the Director-General on the advice of an expert committee. The purpose is to raise public awareness and sound the alarm for governments to take steps to contain an outbreak, as well as provide guidance on what measures they should take to do so. In deciding whether the monkeypox outbreak merits a PHEIC designation, the group will assess it against three criteria : if it is serious, sudden, unusual or unexpected, if it has potential for international spread and if it requires a coordinated global response. … [Read more...] about WHO Calls Urgent Meeting Over Whether Monkeypox Outbreak Signals International Emergency