In the early months of the uprising, she gave no interviews and made few public appearances. Then in early 2012, the European Union froze her assets and placed her on a travel ban. As a U.K. citizen, Asma is able to visit her land of birth — and thus has been the subject of numerous campaigns and calls for the British Home Office to revoke her citizenship. Some British leaders contend that there is more room for negotiation if she remains a citizen, while others claim she still has a strong lobby of support stemming from her time in banking. … [Read more...] about The rise and fall of Syria’s first lady: Why the US is going after Asma Assad?
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The NBA should get an up-close look. The league already has part of its bubble established at the sprawling ESPN venue. NBA team flags fly on every flagpole, and some areas have been sanitized and cordoned off for basketball’s return later this month. … [Read more...] about MLS returns to action after poignant moment of silence
“My father beat me my whole life,” Timms said. “One night, he tried to beat me to death. My eyes were swollen shut, and I was throwing up blood for two days. I couldn’t even walk, and I struggled to talk. I had been severely beaten and had no will to live. I had no one to protect me, and even today, kids of all races suffer as I did. I want this to stop.” … [Read more...] about A.T.T.A.C.A. raises awareness of ongoing child abuse nationwide
In one large study involving 450,000 Americans followed between 1982 and 2004, researchers found that increased exposure to the particles in fossil fuel emissions increased the risk of death from heart disease — and particles from coal burning were five times more damaging than other similar particles.Reducing emissions from coal-fired power plants makes it easier to breathe. Over the past 30 years, the percentage of Americans with asthma has more than doubled, and climate change has been a significant driver of that trend. Air pollution triggers asthma attacks, contributing to lung abnormalities, particularly in the developing pulmonary systems of children. Public-health experts were furious about Trump’s decision. “Climate change is already harming the health of people in the United States and worldwide through degraded air quality, heat waves, droughts, extreme storms, disease outbreaks, and more,” said Harold P. Wimmer, national president and CEO of the … [Read more...] about What Quitting the Paris Climate Accord Will Do to the U.S., and the Planet
This includes providing appropriate housing that is not as densely populated, making sure transport to workplaces is socially distanced, and ensuring people can sustain themselves in the long term -- not just receiving furlough payments before losing their job. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus spikes again in rush to reopen. But lockdowns are more complex second time around